Posted by: anitanolan | January 19, 2017

Cheryl Klein Named Editorial Director Lee& Low

Congratulations to Cheryl Klein! From Publishers Weekly:

In a major change in the leadership of its editorial department, children’s book publisher Lee & Low Books announced that Cheryl Klein, the former executive editor at Scholastic, will join the company March 1 as editorial director. Klein will succeed longtime Lee & Low v-p and editorial director Louise May, who is stepping down from the position after 18 years to become an editor-at-large at Lee & Low.

Klein will oversee Lee & Low’s editorial program, while working to grow its mission to increase diversity in the school, library, and trade book publishing markets. Lee & Low recently developed the Diversity Baseline Study, which provided a detailed assessment of diversity in the book publishing industry.

Read more here.

Posted by: anitanolan | January 13, 2017

Sourcebooks Expands Children’s Program

From Publisher’s Weekly:

In an effort to expand its children’s nonfiction publishing program, Sourcebooks has struck a deal with March 4th that will add 25 frontlist and backlist titles to its list.

Under the partnership agreement, Sourcebooks has acquired the physical, e-book, foreign, and audio rights in all existing March 4th titles as well as the Little Pickle Press brand name. March 4th was formed late last year by Rana DiOrio to house Little Pickle Press, which DiOrio founded in 2009, and other assets. With the transaction, Little Pickle Press will become an imprint of Sourcebooks’ Jabberwocky unit and will be overseen by Kelly Barrales-Saylor, editorial director of Sourcebooks’ children’s nonfiction program.

Sourcebooks Expands Children’s Program in Deal with March 4th.

Posted by: anitanolan | January 10, 2017

2107 Writers Conferences, Festivals, & Fairs

From Book Life by Publisher’s Weekly: A list of Writers Conferences, Festivals & Fairs

Posted by: anitanolan | January 9, 2017

Sun vs. Snow Contest

A contest for MG, YA NA and Adult manuscripts. First two hundred entries only submitted on January 23rd.

Sun vs. Snow


Posted by: anitanolan | January 7, 2017

Mentor Texts: Breaking the Fourth Wall in Picture Books

Great blog post by Romelle Broas.


Mentor Texts: Breaking the Fourth Wall in Picture Books

Posted by: anitanolan | December 29, 2016

Picture Book Writer/Illustrator Contest

Becky Tara is sponsoring a contest for unagented picture book writers and illustrators. Winners get to mentor with some fantastic picture book author/illustrators.

Apply between January 13-16

Posted by: anitanolan | December 22, 2016

Editor/Art Director Moves

From Publisher’s Lunch:

Scholastic has hired Kiffin Steurer as managing editor for Klutz (he was at Harper Children’s), Chloe Fraboni as editor, licensed publishing. (she was at Simon & Schuster Children’s); and Kirk Benshoff as art director for readers, branches and nonfiction (he was at HBG).

Posted by: anitanolan | December 8, 2016

New Agency Alert

Danielle Smith will be opening her own agency, Lupine Grove Creative. She’ll be available for submissions in mid-January.

Posted by: anitanolan | December 7, 2016

Book Giveaway: The Magic Words – Cheryl Klein

Writing and Illustrating

The talented executive editor at Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, Cheryl Kline has agreed to participate in our Holiday Book Giveaway Extravaganza with her new book for writers titled, The Magic Words: Writing Great Books for Children and Young Adults. It is sitting on my desk and it’s jammed pack with everything a writer would need to improve their skills. I know I am impressed. Available on Amazon.

All you have to do to get in the running is to leave a comment. Reblog, tweet, or talk about it on Facebook with a link and you will get additional chances to win. Just let me know the other things you did to share the good news, so I can put in the right amount of tickets in my basket for you. Check back to discover the winner.



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Posted by: anitanolan | October 22, 2016

Big Five Book Imprints

This is an awesome schematic of the big five publishers broken down by division and imprint.

Hat tip Erin Murphy.


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