An Open Letter
The Girl With the Silver Eyes by Willo Davis Roberts is out of print. Truth be told, it’s been out of print for years. At this moment in time the sole remaining circulating copy in the NYPL system has six holds on it. There would be far more holds if you reprinted this book. Say, with a cool cover (hopefully not too different from the original that sits on my bookshelf at home, but certainly not like this lame other cover). Heck, make it a tie-in with Savvy. "If you liked Savvy you’ll love The Girl With the Silver Eyes". Catchy, eh? Once that Savvy movie comes out, kids’ll be going gaga for anything associated with it anyway. Heck, you could make a girls-with-superpowers imprint, if you had half a mind to.
In conclusion, this makes sense. Please do this thing. It will make you lots of money. It will make me very happy.
*I am addressing this letter to Atheneum because my much loved copy of the book was a Scholastic Book Club purchase. It is an Apple Paperback and on the inside of the book, located on the publication page, lies the following note: "This edition is published by Scholastic Inc…. by arrangement with Atheneum Publishers." As such . . .
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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