Booking is fun.
Some people have been spending the past (and will spend the coming) sunny Summer days in an office with nary a window or even a cheery plant.
I’m fortunate enough to have a large-windowed office in an old building and a cute little money tree on my desk (which looks like it needs watering…must get to that). And what have I been doing during these alternating stifling and soppy days? Reading the mounds of book catalogs that publishers send our way in preparation for booking the upcoming season.
And I’ve found a lot of interesting themes. One being the spiritual memoir (be sure to check out feminist Rabbi Danya Ruttenberg reading from Surprised By God at CNW on Thursday, September 4 at 7pm) and another being Ida B. Wells.
Having worked within the publishing industry, I know that these things come in waves. What’s your favorite recent publishing fad?