Saturday, 17 November 2007

That's All, Folks!

Yes, in the immortal words of Porky Pig, I am announcing the closure of Floor to Ceiling Books.


This is not a decision made lightly. But it is, I feel, a necessary decision to make.

You see, I have a new job. A dream job. I am going to be heading up the new imprint from Angry Robot - STRANGE CHEMISTRY. I am taking my place as editor of Strange Chemistry (sister imprint of ANGRY ROBOT BOOKS), and will be bringing you the best in YA books in the future.

As such, I felt there was simply too much of a conflict of interest to continue blogging and reviewing books - especially those that are published in the same arena that I will be working in.

I love you all, my readers who have been loyal and who have come back to my blog time and again to read the words I put out. I will miss blogging. I will miss enthusing over new book finds with you and encouraging you to part with money for those novels you really shouldn't be missing.

But *deep breath* I will now be choosing some of those novels that I think you should be reading (and I'm afraid to say I grin madly every time I contemplate that fact!) I will be discussing with you the new directions we can see YA going. I can enthuse to you about how important and vital I think young adult fiction is.

I'm glad that I can finally tell you all what has been going on the past few months (I think some of you probably had your suspicions anyway!) and I hope that you will all join me on my new journey, bringing Strange Chemistry to life.

Thank you all so, so much and see you on the other side!

www.strangechemistrybooks.com

36 comments:

  1. Wow - congratulations, that's a terrific appointment, I wish you every success with it!

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  2. Congratulations! It's a shame to see he blog close its doors, but I completely understand why you feel it would be unfare to keep it open, all things considered. And it's awesome to see you get a dream job like this, too! (Short of being an author, being an editor would kind of be my dream job too!)

    Once again, congrats, and I look forward to reading books that have passed through your hands. :D

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  3. Wow, congratulations! I hope you love your dream job!

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  4. Woo-hoo! Congratulations! So excited for you... and us writers! ;-)

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  5. Huge congratulations, that is amazing news. Well done. x

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  6. Whoa! Congrats Amanda! You totally deserve this. Hope it's everything you hope for.

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  7. Congrats on the new job Amanda, it is so well deserved!! Good luck with it all!

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  8. That is so, so awesome!!! :D I was wondering if you had found anyone to take over the Speculative Fiction challenge (or had any plans to), because I would be very interested in doing so! :)

    You can email me at baffledbooks(at)gmail(dot)com if you are up for it. I hope your new job is everything you hoped.

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  9. Congratulations Amanda!! I'm so happy for you :o)

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  10. Oh no!

    I mean, hell yes! :)

    Can't say I'm surprised to hear you're going on to bigger and better things, Amanda, but you've earned this, I think. The hugest, heartiest congratulations.

    But this isn't goodbye, is it? I surely hope not.

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  11. Oh Noooooo

    Don't go, what will I read of a Lunchtime?

    Seriously though, very happy for you Amanda!

    Take care

    Pete (Ding-Dang-Dhu)

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  12. Congrats on the new job - sounds awesome! Will miss the blog, but looking forward to checking out titles from the new imprint! :)

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  13. Wow, Amanda, that is so cool, and so much more fun than accounting! And we can say we knew you when...

    From all of your old colleagues at Fantasy Literature, we wish you the best. Make us proud, and we hope you LOVE your new job!

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  14. That's really cool Amanda. Hope you have fun and success!

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  15. Fab! Congratulations you will be a true winner there..... good luck! xx

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  16. This sounds like an amazing opportunity. Wishing you the absolute best!

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  17. You better stay on Twitter madame! :D

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  18. Oh well done Amanda. I am so happy for you. You will be living my dream! LOL. I can't wait to see the new YA books that you bring out.

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  19. Congrats. Second book reviewer I've lost to a publisher. Good luck with it.

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  20. Congratulations! That sounds like an amazing job. Best of luck with everything. I'll miss the blog, but I'll look forward to checking out some Strange Chemistry books.

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  21. Wow, that is amazing. Well you leave on a high note. I wish you the best in your new endeavor.

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  22. Had just read all about on Angry Robot --- CONGRATS!!!

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  23. What an amazing career shift! I can't wait to see the stuff you choose for the new line.

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  24. That is so exciting! Congratulations!

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  25. Congratulations! It does sound like the dream job - I am as jealous as I am happy for you. Good luck - I have put Strange Chemistry on my favorites bar so I can see what you are bringing to us in YA. Can't wait - enjoy - happy reading.

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  26. That's amazing!! Congratulations!! It's sad that it means that the blog has to come to an end, but it's one hell of an achievement!

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  27. Congratulations, fairwell and have fun!

    I have a feeling the Blogosphere has not heard the last of you just yet!

    Philip

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  28. Congratulations Amanda, leaving the world of Accountancy hah! (I will still be slaving away number crunching). I have enjoyed chatting to you at the blogger events. Good luck in your new job i am sure you will be fantastic.

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  29. Congratulations!
    Always great to read when someone gets his/her dream job.

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  30. congrats!! What a wonderful opportunity! Just goes to show what a talented blogger can do. I'm sorry to see the blog end, but knowing you're on to bigger and better things makes it okay.

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