From Publishers Weekly:
Jenna Pocius has been promoted to editor of Little Bee Books.
Charlie Ilgunas has been promoted to assistant editor of Little Bee Books.
Kathy Temean has an interview with Char Bennardo about her experience indie publishing her middle grade series. It’s very interesting.
Congratulations to Charlotte Bennardo for her second book in the Evolution Revolution series – Evolution Revolution: Simple Plans. Charlotte has agreed to give do a book giveaway. All you hav…
by Cynthia L. Louden
The Pearl S. Buck Writing Center presents
Presenters: Orlando R. Barone, op-ed writer, poet, author and educator
Jennifer Lin, noted TV journalist and author
Registration is $75 and includes an abbreviated Writers Tour of the Pearl S. Buck’s National Historic Landmark House. Presenters will also read from their works, and have books to sell. A panel of authors & editors will take questions and offer additional writing suggestions to interested participants. Bring your own bag lunch. Coffee, tea, water will be provided.
Register for the Spring Writing Conference at www.pearlsbuck.org/writing
Congratulations to Cheryl Klein! From Publishers Weekly:
In a major change in the leadership of its editorial department, children’s book publisher Lee & Low Books announced that Cheryl Klein, the former executive editor at Scholastic, will join the company March 1 as editorial director. Klein will succeed longtime Lee & Low v-p and editorial director Louise May, who is stepping down from the position after 18 years to become an editor-at-large at Lee & Low.
Klein will oversee Lee & Low’s editorial program, while working to grow its mission to increase diversity in the school, library, and trade book publishing markets. Lee & Low recently developed the Diversity Baseline Study, which provided a detailed assessment of diversity in the book publishing industry.
Read more here.
From Publisher’s Weekly:
In an effort to expand its children’s nonfiction publishing program, Sourcebooks has struck a deal with March 4th that will add 25 frontlist and backlist titles to its list.
Under the partnership agreement, Sourcebooks has acquired the physical, e-book, foreign, and audio rights in all existing March 4th titles as well as the Little Pickle Press brand name. March 4th was formed late last year by Rana DiOrio to house Little Pickle Press, which DiOrio founded in 2009, and other assets. With the transaction, Little Pickle Press will become an imprint of Sourcebooks’ Jabberwocky unit and will be overseen by Kelly Barrales-Saylor, editorial director of Sourcebooks’ children’s nonfiction program.
Great blog post by Romelle Broas.