Friday, June 19, 2009

hot publishing trendz '09

Hot tips fresh from the past 5-6 editorial and pub board meetings:

-Vampires are IN.

-"me"-related books are OUT. ("it isn't all about you any more! now it's about "us"!)

-Twelve-step book are IN

-superfoods are on their way OUT.

-simplicity and simple living are IN

Do the math people. We're looking for twelve-step programs to help vampires get over their narcissism, using a diet rich in white bread and peanut butter, while living in straw-bale houses.

Also: Nemesis Intern spotted this morning on bicycle, coming from opposite direction of INTERN riding her bicycle. Nemesis Intern's bicycle is yellow, skinny tires, with a high-tech flashing red reflector thingy on the front that is probably designed to produce epileptic seizures in rival cyclists. If you see him, ruffle his hair.


  1. Intern.... you aren't flirting with NI, are you? Because I'm beginning to think I saw that scene in a movie once.

  2. hahaha!

    (is Nemesis Intern approachable-looking enough that ruffling hair would not be scary/traumatic experience?)

  3. But even if something is "in", can there be too much of it? Take vampires for instance. Yes, they're hot right now, but how long before the slush piles are flooded with them?

  4. i'd totally buy that book.

  5. This confirms what I knew to be's getting harder and harder to find books that interest my oldest child (11). HATES vampires, sci-fi, etc. Can't wait for this wave to pass on by. Still looking for the clean, funny, boy type of stuff - sports, mysteries, comedies, only for older kids.

    Stinking vampires. Bleh.

  6. I'd settle, perhaps, for putting a stick through his spokes.

    Also, agree: past ready for vampires to be OUT.

  7. Ick! I hate the vampire craze. What is supposedly so romantic about them? They suck your blood and make you either die or become an undead blood sucking creep yourself. Lets drive a stake through the whole genre!

  8. Vampires will always be IN. Just when you think the fad will pass, a new generation 'discovers' them.

    I'd be more curious to learn what other dark fantasy creatures could take up the slack in between comebacks.

  9. Intern,

    Love your sense of... funny-ness and view on all this scribblin' nonsense.

    Keep at it and watch out for New York city's night people... shoot low, some of 'em are crawlers!

    Haste yee back ;-)

  10. Just discovered your blog through Editorial Anonymous. Love you. And I think I'm falling in love with NI, or at least his bike. He's not a vampiric diet instructor, is he?

  11. Love, love, LOVE your writingstyle! Found this blog through and will be watching you in the future. :)

  12. OMG - I'm so glad I found your blog! So informative. And funny. I'm a vampire who's written a self-help book - "Twelve Steps to a Greener Coffin." I'm just starting to send it out, so I will be watching your blog with great interest from now on. Thank you for sharing!