The team at the Mixed-Up Files would like to wish you a very happy holiday season! We thought it would be fun this year to give you an inside look at the people who contribute to this blog — doing what we do every day — researching, contemplating, writing, reading, signing books, visiting schools, and more. We live in many places around the country, big cities and small towns, from east to west and north to south. Thank you to all of our loyal readers for your comments and continued support of the Mixed-Up Files this year. Once again, a very happy holidays from us to you!
June 28, 2017
Children’s Book Sales: Great news for readers and writers alike – books sales in children’s fiction are on the rise. Not by a lot, only 2% this month over this time last year, but we’ll take it as a sign people are reading. The larger increase is in nonfiction, by 9%. Leading the pack: Chelsea Clinton’s SHE PERSISTED, with over 13,000 copies sold.
Congratulations! Lots of great news from MUF authors. This month, Laurie J. Edwards w/a Rachel J. Good’s Book 3 in the Sisters & Friends Amish series, GIFT FROM ABOVE (YA/Adult) went on sale, as did Julie K. Rubini’s VIRGINIA HAMILTON: AMERICA’S STORYTELLER (Ohio University Press/Biographies for Young Readers). Next month, we get Beth McMullen’s MRS. SMITH’S SPY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS (S&S/Aladdin).