Fairly nauseating development on product placement in YA lit reported here in the NY Times:
Especially because the article takes this novel seriously, calls it “lyrical” even, when it’s written by two guys who made their mark by doing marketing for Stephen Spielberg’s A.I. After Opal comes Cathy. What’s next from a publishing industry hijacked by multinational bean-counters? This is a lucrative new revenue stream! By golly! Write us a book with that stuff in it!
More here in today’s e-mailed PW.