Oh hey look, it’s Brandon Stanton signing our copies of Humans of New York. NO BIG DEAL.
i am so in awe of HONY photo-taking-skills that i didn’t even TRY to take a better photo. i am just a mortal with a camera phone.
You know who doesn’t have Humans of New York? Amazon.
You know who does? Word Brooklyn.
The first day I started Fairy Tales for Twenty-Somethings, sometime in late July 2012, thirty people liked or shared it almost immediately. I was ecstatic. Thirty! I was making myself a sandwich in the kitchen and ran into my bedroom halfway through to reload the page and see if the number had gone up. I remember thinking, This could be something. This is somewhat embarrassing, but those people had found the Tumblr because I’d tagged the very first post with “feminism.”
Aw, Tim is the best!
Tim “Alice in Tumblr-land” Manley is in PW today talking about Tumblr and literary success!
"Books! The greatest weapons in the world!" - Doctor Who, “Tooth and Claw”
We know that a lot of our followers are big Doctor Who fans, and we also know that the Doctor himself is a big fan of books! So in honor of the 50th anniversary episode of Doctor Who that airs tomorrow, Saturday, November 23rd, we’ve translated some of our favorite The Fault In Our Stars quotes into Gallifreyan, the Doctor’s native language!
If you translate your favorite book quotes into Gallifreyan and post them to Tumblr with the hashtag #penguin teen, we will reblog as many as we can throughout the weekend! Don’t speak Gallifreyan? No worries—here is a helpful translator (or, if you don’t want to download a program, try this online translator). We can’t wait to see what you guys create!
(Thanks go out to Rosianna for the fabulous idea, and the “I fell in love the way you fall asleep: slowly, and then all at once” image above.)
Peak Tumblr has been achieved. High five, Penguin teen.
Eleanor & Park and Fangirl, The Goldfinch, Allegiant… I know there are so many more…
It seems like every day another Tumblr account is being turned into a book, TV, or movie treatment. It’s no surprise the same lucky thing happened to Tim Manley, the man behind Fairy Tales For Twenty-Somethings. Started in August of 2012, the site quickly went viral, landing Manley an agent and, by Febuary, Penguin commissioned the book, Alice In Tumblr-land: And Fairy Tales for a New Generation.
Carrie B. gave me some book recs, friends.
Julia Bartz, official National Book Awards Tumblr correspondent extraordinaire, with, I guess, some lady who is a fan of her blog.
This Thursday at 7pm sharp!
37 Main St
Brooklyn, NY 11201
It is going to be magical and I hope to see you there.
ERIN BARKER is senior producer of science storytelling project The Story Collider and a two-time Moth GrandSLAM storytelling champion. One of her stories was included in The Moth’s recently released book, The Moth: 50 True Stories. She is also a writer, a copy editor, and a Gryffindor.
TARA CLANCY is a writer and performer. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review and The Rumpus. She is also a winner of The Moth GrandSLAM storytelling competition and was recently featured on their podcast. Originally from Queens, Tara now lives in Manhattan with her wife and two sons. More at taraclancy.com.
JEN LEE is the director of Indie Kindred, a new documentary about creative collaboration among independent artists. She is also a performer, publisher and producer, creating resources for off-map thinkers and makers at jenleeproductions.com.
TIM MANLEY is a writer and illustrator. His first book, Alice in Tumblr-land: And Other Fairy Tales for a New Generation, was just published by Penguin. This is a party for that book.
We’re all saving this date, right??
Tumblr Tuesday: National Novel Writing Month
The official blog of writing an entire novel in November, NBD.
NaNoWriMo All Year
The unofficial fan-run Tumblr that brings you inspiration 24/7/365.
Fuck Your Writing Habits
Writing advice made with much tougher love.
Go Book Yourself
Flawless recommendations for those of us just looking for something to read.
The National Book Foundation
The literary org that gives out the National Book Awards this month.
Hey Tumblr writers HAAYYYYYYY!