Posted by: anitanolan | April 25, 2012

New Publisher: Creston Books

From Publisher’s Weekly:

Berkeley, Calif.-based author Marissa Moss is launching Creston Books, a new children’s book publisher, with plans for a debut list in fall 2013. Private investors will provide the major financial backing, and to supplement, a Kickstarter campaign  aims to raise at least $50,000 by April 19.

“The idea’s been percolating for years,” Moss says. “It came to a head after Random House bought Ten Speed and threw Tricycle away.  An innovative voice in children’s publishing was gone.” Her strong feelings regarding Tricycle’s closure are more than just Bay Area solidarity; Moss’s best-known books got their start at the imprint. “Ages ago, when I published Amelia’s Notebook, I’d sent it to traditional publishers I’d been working with, but nobody knew what to do with it,” she explains. “Tricycle was this small publisher who didn’t know any better, and they took a chance.”

Read the rest here. 

Creston Books Kickstarter Page

Hat tip: The Purple Crayon

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