My new Image Books 101 collection on Substack

Q. Why Substack? Why not simply publish right here by yourself web site?

I’ve been backing off a TAD from social media, as a few of you might have seen. I’m nonetheless utilizing it way more than the common particular person, I’m certain, however I’ve discovered that because the Twitter has began its slow-motion self-destructmode, the kidlit neighborhood have develop into extra scattered throughout a number of social media platforms. Twitter stays one in all my go-to platforms for connecting with educators and kidlit creators, however it’s not practically as pleasing an expertise because it as soon as was. There are way more spammers, I discover, plus a few of my favourite kidlit creators are now not on that platform.

I had hoped Submit.information can be a brand new residence for a lot of the kidlit neighborhood and was actively working towards serving to that occur, however was let down by the fixed tech points and negativity (latter was the largest turn-off, esp Twitter-bashing and unrelenting concentrate on U.S. politics).

No platform is ideal, however after placing WAY too many hours into making an attempt to get the kidlit neighborhood over to Submit.information, I’ve determined that since I’m switching my e-newsletter to Substack that it is sensible to only embrace that platform.

Be at liberty to take a look at my Substack at