Publishing Fantasy

I LOVE this video.  It was made by a writer called Jackson Pearce, after getting her first book accepted.  In her own words, it’s:

A video about how I used to imagine the whole writing-and-getting-published thing worked.

Oh, if only.  I found myself dancing around with the song in my head for days after first watching it.  Enjoy


8 Responses to “Publishing Fantasy”

  1. 1 Julie Nickerson January 19, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Aaaargh! I just caved and watched it – AGAIN! It took a week for me to get the song out of my head the first time I saw it. I haven’t got the dance perfected yet so I might have to watch it a few more times … Do you believe in magic … in a young girl’s heart …

    (OK, so maybe I LOVE the video too)

  2. 2 Katherine Battersby January 20, 2009 at 9:21 am

    Sorry Jules! It is catchy isn’t it (and not always in a good way). I propose that when your book is in ‘all good bookstores’ we go and do this dance between the shelves. :)

  3. 3 Julie Nickerson January 20, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Be careful what you wish for …

  4. 4 Claire January 21, 2009 at 7:51 am

    Great video. I laughed out loud. Just once, just once wouldn’t it be loverly????

    Wish I’d done the dance in the aquarium bookstore on Sunday where I unexpectedly found 10 copies of Ebi’s Boat. I did take photos though…

  5. 5 Katherine Battersby January 21, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Claire, what a find! That definitely deserved a dance. Nice to have your books pop up in unexpected (but welcome) places – I’m glad you took a photo – you should post it on KWD for us all to enjoy :)

  6. 6 tara January 22, 2009 at 5:18 am

    Wait a minute! You mean that’s not how it happens?????

    LOL! Hilarious!

  7. 7 Madeline Stephenson February 4, 2009 at 6:08 am

    The Thriller dance? Really? That seems unexpectedly hard for such an easily published book. ;-) I suppose we can at least hope it will happen this way once, right? Even though we all know it won’t…

  8. 8 Katherine Battersby February 4, 2009 at 12:39 pm

    Mady – let you be the first to experience such quick and easy success, and I will personally fly over and do the thriller dance with you!

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A blog of ramblings about the world of writing and illustrating for children, by an author / illustrator who might just have a thing for rabbits.

Katherine's picture books, 'Squish Rabbit' and 'Brave Squish Rabbit', are out with Viking (Penguin, US) and UQP (Australia). Please e-mail if you would like her to blog about something in particular.

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