Friday Faves is an (almost) weekly post in which I present two of my favorite things. One is personal, the other is publishing industry-related.
This week’s personal Friday Fave is:…Sedona, Arizona.
One of my favorite vacation spots in the United States is Sedona, Ariz., red-rock desert about two hours from Phoenix. I wouldn’t want to live there; the tourist traffic is too bad, but I’ve contributed to the tourist traffic. I’ve been to Sedona four or five times, the last time in 2010, so it’s time for another trip. In particular I love hiking the trails among the red rocks, the stark color contrast of blue sky against red rock, and the spicy desert smell. Plus, there’s some great restaurants, too.
Getting ready to hike to the top of Cathedral Rock
Made it to the top of the rock!
I love the trails, the view, the smell of Sedona.
It’s not ALL desert.
This week’s publishing fave is: How not to make the New York Times Bestseller List – a blog by Autumn Kalquist
Autumn Kalquist’s YA Sci-fi series, Fractured Era made the USA Today bestseller list, but even though she met the threshold in sales, she did not make the New York Times, list. She wrote a lengthy blog about it, which has been heating up discussion boards. Here’s what to know: the NY Times bestseller list is curated. That basically means books must be approved to get on the list, it’s not just how many books you sell. The New York Times’ motto, “all the news that’s fit to print,” applies to its bestseller list. The list includes those the books they deem fit to be on it. Autumn’s experience is interesting. If you want to know how to get on a bestseller list or how not to, her blog is worth reading.
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