Clarity, Kim HarringtonGood morning, book people! We’re in the middle of Hurricane Mir right now (it’s his babysitter day) so I’m going to get straight to it.

Over at The Shatzkin Files, Mike muses on publisher price points and scales. The short version: now all of the Big Six are on agency models, they need to start experimenting with price.

Blue Rose Girl Alvina Ling writes about #YAmafia and writing/editing relationships on Twitter. This is a great post if you’ve ever felt left out or not networked enough while watching witty banter fly. She also has a couple of notes on negative book reviews (read my negative reviews post).

At the WSJ, Jeffrey Trachtenberg tells us about Simon & Schuster’s new virtual book tours–i.e. online reader Q&A, with comments from YA author Lisa McMann.

GalleyCat has an excellent directory of Women in Publishing; add your own fave WIP in the comments.

In the WSJ blogs, Cathy Yan has an intro the Hong Kong International Literary Festival, with founder Nury Vittachi’s guide to what to watch. (I’ll be keeping an eye out for video clips over the coming week.)

On Out of the Box, the Horn Book blog, Elizabeth Parks has a quick blurb on Mean Girls wannabe, The Lipstick Laws.

A little old, but still relevant - Tor.com has the lowdown on March releases in paranormal YA. The two I’ll be watching? Kim Harrington’s Clarity & Kathryn Lasky’s May.

And that’s it for now, folks! Have a great day – I hope it’s filled with marvelous books to read.

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