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.


Posted by: anitanolan | September 21, 2016

Princeton Children’s Book Festival


Posted by: anitanolan | September 20, 2016

New Sky Pony Press Editor

From Publishers Lunch:

Becky Herrick has joined Skyhorse as editor at Sky Pony Press. She was previously with Scholastic.

Posted by: anitanolan | September 18, 2016

What Goes in a Press Kit?

Good information from Digital Book World:

What Goes in a Press Kit?

Posted by: anitanolan | September 16, 2016

Staff Moves

From Publisher’s Lunch:

At Random House Children’s Books, Erin Clarke has been promoted to senior executive editor and Katherine Harrison has been promoted to editor (both moving over from Knopf Children’s); and Samantha Gentry has been promoted to assistant editor (moving over from Crown Children’s).

Simon & Schuster Children’s has hired Sarah Creech as senior designer for Simon Pulse (she was at HarperCollins). KeriLee Horan has been promoted to marketing manager, continuing to report to Chrissy Noh.

Posted by: anitanolan | September 15, 2016

Rick Riordan Gets Imprint at Disney

From Publishers Weekly:

Rick Riordan has gotten a variation on the same question from his fans about a zillion times: When are you going to write about (fill in the blank): the Hindu gods and goddesses? Ancient Chinese mythology? Native American legends?

Now, he has an answer – of sorts: Disney-Hyperion is launching Rick Riordan Presents, an imprint devoted to mythology-based books for middle grade readers. The imprint, which will be led by Riordan’s editor, Stephanie Owens Lurie, hopes to launch with two books in summer 2018. The books will not be written by Riordan, whose role will be closer to curator than author.

Read the rest here.

Posted by: anitanolan | September 14, 2016

Sarah Crow Moves to Pippin

From PW Children’s Bookshelf:

Sara Crowe is joining literary agency Pippin Properties as senior agent, as of September 14. She has been an agent at Harvey Klinger, Inc. for 10 years; her authors include Megan Frazer Blakemore, Laura Marx Fitzgerald, Jeff Hirsch, Varian Johnson, Nina LaCour, Jonathan Maberry, Michael Northrop, Lisa Schroeder and Dan Wells.



Posted by: anitanolan | September 9, 2016

Rodale to Launch Kid’s Imprint

Rodale Press is starting a kids’ imprint, Rodale Kids.

From Publisher’s Weekly:

Rodale Books has announced plans to launch Rodale Kids, a new imprint that will publish a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles geared to infants, children, and teens. The new imprint will release its first 10 titles in fall 2017, with plans to eventually publish 30–45 titles per year. The books will be distributed by Macmillan, Rodale’s longtime distribution partner.

Read the rest here.

Posted by: anitanolan | September 1, 2016

Excellent Revision Post

This is an excellent post from Carol Baldwin, about Susan Campbell Bartoletti’s keynote,  The DIY Home Guide to Repair for Your Story, at a Highlights workshop.


The DIY Home Guide to Repair for Your Story

From Publisher’s Lunch:

For the next eight weeks, New York City subway riders can download free short stories and 175 book excerpts offered by Penguin Random House. It’s part of PRH’s “Subway Reads” promotion, in partnership with the MTA, “celebrating the installation of free wireless connectivity in more than 175 underground subway stations.” The NYT notes that, “Transit officials approached Penguin Random House…because it had run a similar e-book promotion in the London Underground last year, celebrating Penguin’s 80th anniversary. Transit officials said they were open to other platforms from publishers, and platforms for more than books — anything to draw passengers to the Wi-Fi service” that is being rolled out to all 278 underground subway stations by the end of 2016.

The five available short stories include Lee Child’s Jack Reacher novella High Heat, F. Scott Fitzgerald’s A Diamond as Big as the Ritz, and Edgar Allan Poe’s The Murders in the Rue Morgue. Book excerpts available include Motherless Brooklyn by Jonathan Lethem, Beloved by Toni Morrison, and Hamilton by Ron Chernow, as PRH selected “as many titles by New Yorkers – or about New York – as possible.” To optimize the commuter reading experience, Penguin Random House has also created a feature for excerpts called ‘read time’ that enables customers to sort the short stories and samples by the amount of time it would take the average reader to complete them.

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