Posted by: anitanolan | January 12, 2018

Local Authors’ Night

The Doylestown and Lahaska, PA, Bookshops are holding a local authors’ night Thursday, January 18th, at 6:30 PM.

Topics covered will include:

Our NEW Local Author Partnership book program, for self-published or small press authors.

What do authors need to submit for each book they would like to place on consignment with us.

Tips on scheduling events with Independent bookstores.

How to request an event for the Doylestown and Lahaska Bookshops.

What you should do leading up to the event, getting the word out.

Marketing suggestions for authors.

The event is free, with limited admission.

Sign up here:

Lahaska Local Authors Night

Posted by: anitanolan | January 6, 2018

Screenwriting Class in Solebury Twp, PA

A seven-week evening screenwriting class will be offered at the Solebury School in Solebury Township, Bucks County, PA, (near New Hope, PA). The classes are free and open to the public. 6:45 PM – 9:00 PM on Mondays, Jan. 22 through March 5th.

The class will be taught by Emmy-winner Chris Canaan.

Register by Friday, Jan 12th.

Posted by: anitanolan | December 14, 2017

Editor/Agent Moves

From Publisher’s Lunch:

Jennifer Wattley has joined Simon & Schuster Children’s as associate digital & social marketing manager. She was most recently production associate at St. Martin’s Press.

Jordan Hamessley has joined New Leaf Literary & Media as literary agent, focusing on children’s picture books, middle grade, young adult, and adult genre fiction.

Posted by: anitanolan | December 5, 2017

Mentorship Contest


Writing with the Stars is a mentorship opportunity for aspiring picture book writers and illustrators to win a free, three-month mentorship with a published author or author/illustrator. Mentors will help mentees further develop their craft and share invaluable advice and insight into the publishing world.

Posted by: anitanolan | November 7, 2017

Editor Promotions

From Publishers’ Lunch:

Jenica Nasworthy has been promoted to managing editor and Katrina Groover moves up to senior production editor for Simon & Schuster Children’s and Paula Wiseman Books. In addition, Clare McGlade has been promoted to senior production editor for Atheneum and Margaret K. McElderry Books, while Rebecca Vitkus is now associate production editor for Aladdin and Simon Pulse.

Posted by: anitanolan | November 1, 2017

Hook Line and Sinker Contest

Here’s a fun online contest. The first round closes soon, but you can enter in the next round if you miss this one.

Hook, Line, & Sinker Contest


Posted by: anitanolan | October 31, 2017

Editorial Changes

From Publisher’s Lunch:
At Flatiron Books, James Melia has been promoted to editor; Sarah Dotts Barley  has been promoted to executive editor, editorial director young adult; Caroline Bleeke  has been promoted to editor.

Navah Wolfe is now senior editor at Saga Press; and at Simon & Schuster Children’s, Liz Kossnar moves up to editor, Alexa Pastor is associate editor, and Alex Borbolla has been promoted to assistant editor.

Children’s book editor and former literary agent Alli Brydon has launched an independent children’s book editing and writing business called Alli Brydon Creative, providing kid lit coaching, editing, and writing services to authors and publishers.

Posted by: anitanolan | August 31, 2017

Moves at Chronicle

From Publisher’s Lunch:

At Chronicle Books, Taylor Norman has been promoted to editor for children’s. Jamie Real has joined as assistant managing editor for children’s (she was managing director for Litquake); Sandy Frank has joined as junior designer.

Posted by: anitanolan | July 27, 2017

Publishing Staff Changes

Posted by: anitanolan | July 26, 2017

Publishing Changes

From Publishers’ Lunch:

At Scholastic Trade, Megan Peace has been promoted to associate editor. Mara Lander has joined as senior marketing director for licensed publishing and brand management. She was previously executive director for licensing and brand management for Little, Brown Children’s. Sarah Jacobson has joined Scholastic as assistant production editor. Most recently, she was freelancing at Scholastic and has held previous positions at Melville House and Kennebec Publishing. Carolyn Bull has joined as designer for licensed publishing. She was previously junior designer at Little, Brown Children’s.

At Little, Brown Children’s, Anna Prendella has joined as assistant editor. Most recently, she was editorial assistant at Harper Children’s. Kheryn Callender has been promoted to associate editor.

Adam Eberle joins OverDrive as chief sales and marketing officer, focused on their expansion in the K-12 market. He has been vp of sales and general manager for the SunGard K-12 unit at the PowerSchool Group.

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