As Kate mentioned yesterday in her piece looking back on 2012, we made an effort last autumn to start posting to this blog every day. It’s been great to see our audience grow as a result – not just in web traffic terms, but through more people commenting, sharing our posts on Facebook and Twitter, and sometimes even writing their own blogposts in response.
This year we’d like to continue growing this site, which is why today we’re putting out an open invitation: we’d love to hear from anyone who’d like to contribute to this blog. We want this blog to become an even better community for anyone interested in children’s books and apps, so whether you’re a parent, a teacher, a librarian, a writer, a reader, or just a curious party, please get in touch! We’re particularly interested in hearing from people with thoughts on literacy and reading for pleasure, trends in children’s publishing, digital innovation, and case studies or anecdotes about using apps with children from any background (in the classroom, in libraries, or at home). If you’re particularly struck by a piece elsewhere or by something in the news (as Kate was yesterday, by a piece in the Daily Mail on challenging books for young readers), and want to respond, we’d also love to hear from you.
In the past we’ve had guest-bloggers write for us on all sorts of subjects, including using our apps with french-speaking children and (separately) a child with special needs, self-publishing and social media, selling books in Greece, along with posts from our authors on topics like fan mail and cover design.
So if you have an idea for a blog post – either a one-off piece or a whole series – get in touch! We can’t promise to post absolutely everything, but we’ll always respond with feedback and suggestions if you’d like them. Email me at email@example.com if there’s something on your mind.
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