What two posts one after another! No I'm not raising the bar for 2012. Remember, I missed some posts over the holidays.
Well, guys, I'm about to attempt the impossible (how negative); attempt what could be quite revealing and important to us. I am going to write the main bookstores and distributors and ask them the names of their best sellers in children's books: in children's picture books, and in young adult/tweens. Hello! I decidedly lick my head, right! You know my people do not like to give out any information, in case ... they are not even sure in case what. However I am not asking how many they have sold, just what are the best sellers.
This info would be of general interest and also be very instructive to our authors: Are we writing what nobody wants to read? Can we write what children are more interested in? Knowledge is power! Which come to think of it, might be why people don't want to give you info. Anyway, wish me luck with this. I really do hope that some will see it as something they can support.
Now since I love pictures and pretty/pretty, I have to find an image to go with this post. I've chosen a book which I gather children like, but which since it's a Ministry book is not available in stores. In this way I know I cannot not affect the validity/reliability of the survey even before I start. As if choosing a Jamaican/Caribbean cover could affect my informal survey! What a something if it could! What a something if one of the best sellers is a Jamaican/Caribbean book! And actually if there is such a book, I think I know what it is/series it is! You see this now! Is this not begging the question or the answer. However what a something that would be! Let's see, eh.