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. 

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