First Page Panda

28 Aug

Attention YA, children’s, and school librarians! My friend Anna Staniszewski, an author of middle-grade books, and her colleague Alisa Libby are launching a new blog to promote new YA literature. It’s called First Page Panda and will give authors a platform to share the first page of new and upcoming books. According to their announcement:

At First Page Panda, our goal is to offer a free outlet for book promotion where readers can browse book blurbs and read first pages of a wide variety of YA and children’s novels—not just the top-selling mainstream titles that crowd the shelves of the average chain bookstore.

I think this is a great idea, and I love that they are helping to promote books by less well-known authors. This new website will be an excellent resource for school and YA librarians to keep track of upcoming new titles that they might want to add to their collections. The site is planned to launch in September. Bookmark it now!

3 Responses to “First Page Panda”

  1. Anna August 29, 2010 at 5:19 am #

    Thanks so much for helping us spread the word! The pandas sure do appreciate it. 🙂

    • amandag August 29, 2010 at 10:54 pm #

      No problem! I have a few YA and school librarians that follow me on twitter, so I thought it might help.


  1. I won! « Marginalia - October 29, 2010

    […] blogged about First Page Panda when it was first introduced, but I wanted to give everyone another nudge to […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: