Notes from Around the Web

  • While I was in Jerusalem earlier this month, I issued an Internet call for help. Basically, I wanted info on area bookstores.  Thanks to some generous advisors, I ended up at the very same bookstore profiled in Jonathan Kirsch’s terrific blog post:  Steimatzky’s at the Mamilla Mall.
  • The Jewish Book Council wants to hear from you! And you may even win free books for your time/words.
  • A new Shalom Sesame is on sale (just in time for Chanukah orders, too).
  • Book event alert! Quiet Americans and I will be appearing at the National Museum of American Jewish Military History in February!
  • Very useful post on The Whole Megillah, re: book publicity (esp. for children’s book writers, but every writer will find some advice nuggets there).
  • Mat Zucker’s “Spare Me Your Shekels” essay is a thought-provoking, if disturbing, contribution on The Nervous Breakdown.
  • Racelle Rosett’s short story, “Shomer,” made me cry. Consider yourself warned.
  • Shabbat shalom!