Posted by: anitanolan | June 12, 2018

There is Some Sanity…

A judge has denied an author the ability to trademark the term “cocky,” previously mentioned here. 

From Publishers’ Weekly:

In a decision handed down late last week, Judge Alvin Hellerstein of the Southern District of New York denied a motion by an author requesting that a preliminary injunction be issued to prevent publication a number of books that include the word “cocky” in the title.

This spring, author Faleena Hopkins obtained a trademark registration of the word “cocky” in connection with her series of self-published romance novels, each featuring one of her Cocker Brothers characters. Before filing suit, Hopkins sought to block the sale of other romance books that included “cocky” in their title, and sent letters to authors telling them to change the title of their books. Hopkins also asked Amazon to pull other books featuring “cocky” in their titles from sale.

Read the full story here.

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Posted by: anitanolan | June 3, 2018

“Odd Dot,” Macmillan’s Kids’ Imprint, Debuts

From Publisher’s Weekly:

Last October publisher Daniel Nayeri, editorial director Nathalie Le Du, and creative director Colleen AF Venable left Workman to create an imprint for Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group. The three have so many ideas in the works that they haven’t gotten around—until now—to naming their imprint. They work so hard in their space atop the Flatiron Building that they joke about having cots hidden in the corridors.

At BookExpo, Nayeri, Le Du, and Venable are launching their inaugural list and with it a name, at last: Odd Dot. The three, who led the team responsible for Workman’s Paint by Sticker, and Summer Brain Quest franchises, as well as editing the Big Fat Notebooks franchise, chose Odd Dot to celebrate a sense of individuality, while giving a nod to the idea that a color field comprises many distinct dots arrayed together. The imprint will publish a slate of interactive nonfiction children’s books intended to appeal to both academically inclined children and those who struggle with traditional learning.

Read the rest here. 

Posted by: anitanolan | May 11, 2018

Congrats to Amy Cloud!

From Publisher’s Lunch:

Amy Cloud, formerly at Simon & Schuster’s Aladdin Books, has joined HMH Books for Young Readers as senior editor, acquiring middle grade and young adult titles.

 

Posted by: anitanolan | May 10, 2018

A New Low on Copyright Infringement

It is hard to believe that this is a real story, but a romance author has trademarked the word “c*cky” and has issued cease and desist orders to other authors for the use of that word in their titles.

Romance Novelist Secures Trademark…

 

Posted by: anitanolan | May 8, 2018

RHCB Announces Graphic Novel Imprint

From Publisher’s Weekly:

Random House Children’s Books announced plans to launch Random House Graphic, a dedicated graphic novel imprint under the direction of Gina Gagliano, who will join the new imprint as its publishing director. Random House Graphic will release its first books in fall 2019.

Read the rest here. 

Posted by: anitanolan | April 16, 2018

W.W. Norton Starts Children’s Imprint

From Publishers Weekly:

In a move that bridges two often disparate sides of the publishing industry—the children’s and adult markets—W.W. Norton & Company has announced the launch of its first children’s book imprint, Norton Young Readers. Through the new venture, the publisher aims to expand the scope of its award-winning fiction, nonfiction, and poetry list by creating books for a new readership. Simon Boughton, who was most recently a senior v-p and publishing director of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, will take the helm of Norton Young Readers as publishing director, effective today.

Read the rest here.

 

Posted by: anitanolan | April 13, 2018

Poetry Contest

 

The Main Street Voices Poetry Contest is open to all residents of Bucks County, with monetary awards given to winners in the adult and student categories. Four award-winning poets will judge the contest, including three former Bucks County Poets Laureate and a professor at Bucks County Community College.

Reception and reading will be held Saturday, May 19th at 2:00pm at the The James Lorah House, 132 N Main St, Doylestown, PA 18901.

ALL ENTRIES MUST BE POSTMARKED BY MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018.

Please call The Doylestown Bookshop at (215) 230-7610 or email mail@doylestownbookshop.com with any questions.

For more information: Main Street Voices

Posted by: anitanolan | April 12, 2018

Children’s Author/Illustrator Speed-Dating

Here’s a wonderful chance for children’s book authors and illustrators to meet. Especially of interest to small press/self-published authors and illustrators looking to work with them.

To be held at the Lahaska Bookshop in Peddler’s Village, Lahaska, PA, on Wednesday, May 2nd at 6:30 PM.

Children’s Author/Illustrator Speed Dating

 

Posted by: anitanolan | March 15, 2018

2018 NJ SCBWI Conference

 

June 2-3, 2018, Hyatt New Brunswick

Registration opens on Sunday.

 

 

Posted by: anitanolan | March 12, 2018

A Few Best First Lines

From Booklife by Publisher’s Weekly.

My personal favorite of these:

“For me the war began, not with Hitler’s invasion of Poland, but with my father’s lie.”

Conquest of Canaan: Og by Brittany Shannon

Best First Lines Feb. 2018

 

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