My initial reaction to PW’s brand-spankin’-new website was something on the order of a kvetch of “but why can’t I find anything?” Then I remembered that I tend to lose my keys every other minute and scatter things around the house, so my judgment on this part may be somewhat impaired. It’s more that things aren’t where they used to be, and the redesign does focus content more towards the center.
And of course, there are blogs. Lots of them. It’s great to see Bethanne Patrick‘s revived reader-centric Book Maven Blog, and Karen Holt‘s “The Morning After” is ideally suited to the blog format (even if pictures are scarce, odd for a party and lunch-focused blog). The jury’s still out on the other blogs, though Alison Morris‘s “ShelfTalker” can no doubt feed into the growing children’s lit blog presence and market. PW even promises podcasts, too, though the only one up right now is an old editorial from Sara Nelson.