From the Mixed-Up Files … of Middle-Grade Authors is excited to announce that starting October 21, we’re launching a new series:
WE NEED DIVERSE MG
Check out our series logo — designed by one of our newest contributors, Aixa Perez-Prado. Isn’t it amazing?
We Need Diverse MG will publish posts once a month and will be dedicated to celebrating, exploring issues, and promoting diversity in middle-grade books. We hope you will make our newest series appointment reading, and as always, we encourage you to reach out to us with questions, ideas, and comments: firstname.lastname@example.org
We here at MUF are proud supporters of independent bookstores, and we encourage our readers to be as well. To that end, we often direct those who prefer to buy their books online to use the Indibound website as a way to connect to independent booksellers. Recently, Indiebound has split off their direct sales business onto a new platform: Bookshop.org. Bookshop.org CEO Andy Hunter says his goal is to influence “socially-conscious Amazon customers,” not those who already shop at indpendtly-owned stores.
Hunter also underscores that IndieBound is not going away entirely. The site will continue to help customers find independent bookstores as well as publish the Indie Next list and post other ABA resources.
It’s just the “buy” links to individual books that will now go to Bookshop.org.
Mixed-Up Files is an affiliate of Bookshop.org. When you shop for books through our Bookshop/MixedUpFiles link, we receive a small affiliate commission which goes to maintaining our website.
Science Rocks!! We’re excited to see MUF contributor and STEM Tuesday coordinator Jen Swanson joining the School Library Journal Instagram Live to see how science rocks.
Check it out on Thursday, July 9 at 3:00 pm