Monday, April 8, 2013

A New Adventure

I started Bookish Blather back in December of 2008 with a few motivations:

  • Underemployed and almost alone in a new city, I was reading more than ever and wanted a personalized way to track my thoughts
  • Create an online portfolio proving my interest in and knowledge of young adult literature while I was trying to find employment in the publishing industry
I am so excited to announce that this month I've finally achieved my goal of working in the publishing industry - the entire reason I moved from Michigan to New York City. I am the new Marketing and Publicity Manager of Diversion Books. It's an ebook publisher, publishing a variety of new and backlist fiction and non-fiction - and even a small upcoming collection of Young Adult lit! I'm honored to be joining this company, and excited to start on this new part of my career.

While it's been awhile since I've posted a book review here, this post officially serves as my notice that I'm retiring from the reviewing business for now. Between the increase in time and responsibilities from the new job, plus potential conflicts of interest in reviewing within the industry I'm working in, it's best if I step back. I'll still blog here occasionally, documenting Book Events and the like - look out for a special announcement in May where I'll actually be a speaker at such an event!

Let me also use this opportunity to promote some of the new social media spaces I'm now managing:

Plus, you can still find me personally on Twitter and Google+. Don't be afraid to drop me a line and say hello and ask what I'm reading! (And fellow bloggers take note - I'm in charge of sending out review copies and arranging blog tours. Please contact me if you'd like to be in my blogger database!)

Happy reading everyone!

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