Children's literature is a fast-growing genre thanks to 'Potter' & Co.

The success of 'Harry Potter, 'Twilight' and other has created a halo effect for the entire genre. And kids aren't the only ones doing it.For years, the book industry has been mired in debates about the plight of independent booksellers, the rise of Amazon and the fate of print as it struggles with the relentless march of technology. But doom-and-gloomers forecasting "the end of books" probably haven't strolled through the children's section lately or considered what's coming this season, from picture books through titles for teens. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2012-08-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Why China’s Children’s Book Industry Is Growing So Fast

In an interview during the Bologna Book Fair, Haiyun Zhao from SAPPRFT and Xueqian Li of CCPPG discuss the rapid development of China’s children’s book publishing market. The post Why China’s Children’s Book Industry Is Growing So Fast appeared first on Publishing Perspectives. Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

[ Publishing Perspectives | 2018-03-28 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Áine Ní Ghlinn made Irish Children's Literature Laureate

Irish language author Áine Ní Ghlinn has been made the sixth Laureate na nÓg, Ireland’s Children’s Literature Laureate. She is the first author who writes exclusively in Irish to be awarded the title. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-05-18 11:28:56 UTC ]
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Shortlist for the 2021 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature Announced

News and Events WLT Top row (left to right): Laurie Halse Anderson, Eric Gansworth, Meg Medina. Middle row: Linda Sue Park, Mitali Perkins, Jason Reynolds. Bottom row: Cynthia Leitich Smith, Laurel Snyder, Alex Wheatle Finalists for the 2021 NSK... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2020-05-14 16:39:10 UTC ]
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Jury Announced for the 2021 NSK Neustadt Prize for Children’s Literature

News and Events Top Row (left to right): Jonathan Auxier, Monica Brown, Tanita S. Davis. Middle row: Adib Khorram, Sonia Patel, Randy Ribay. Bottom row: Cynthia Weill, Tanaya Winder, Janet Wong. World Literature Today, the University of Oklahoma’s... Continue reading at World Literature Today

[ World Literature Today | 2020-04-14 19:33:34 UTC ]
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Fast-Growing Independent Publishers, 2020

Mango Publishing tops the list for the second year in a row, while other presses are finding their own paths to move ahead. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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To Grow Revenue and Engage New Readers, Magazines Think of the Children

Kid-focused brand extensions are no new phenomenon in magazine publishing. Sports Illustrated Kids, Time for Kids and perhaps the longest-running of all, National Geographic Kids, have each endured for decades and remain among the most widely circulated titles geared toward young readers. But... Continue reading at Folio Magazine

[ Folio Magazine | 2020-02-11 20:35:39 UTC ]
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Row as Barnes Children's Literature Festival chooses Waterstones as official bookseller

An indie bookshop which was the official bookseller of the Barnes Children’s Literature Festival has been replaced by organisers in favour of Waterstones. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2020-01-14 03:02:58 UTC ]
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Roskifte wins £40k Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize

Norwegian artist Kristin Roskifte has won the Nordic Council Children and Young People’s Literature Prize worth 350,000 Danish Kr (£40,000). Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Jacqueline Woodson Transformed Children’s Literature. Now She’s Writing for Herself.

The award-winning author on her mission to diversify publishing — and why she turned back to adult readers with her new novel, “Red at the Bone.” Continue reading at The New York Times

[ The New York Times | 2019-09-19 09:00:02 UTC ]
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Online bookseller aims to boost diverse children’s literature

A new online bookshop has launched to promote books, graphic novels and gifts that feature characters from under-represented backgrounds. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Reflecting a Diverse Reality in Children’s Books: New African Literature Partnership

Wanting to see more African characters in children's books—both in Africa and internationally—publishers Sarah Odedina and Deborah Ahenkorah have formed a new partnership. The post Reflecting a Diverse Reality in Children’s Books: New African Literature Partnership appeared first on Publishing... Continue reading at Publishing Perspectives

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Meg Medina wins John Newbery Medal for children's literature

The American Library Assn. announced the winners of its annual children's awards on Monday, with Meg Medina's middle-grade novel "Merci Suárez Changes Gears" taking home the group's prestigious John Newbery Medal for the most outstanding contribution to children's literature. Medina's novel,... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2019-01-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Thai Children’s Rights Fair Throws the Spotlight on a Fast-Developing Market

The four-day International Children’s Content Rights Fair—which took place in Thailand, and ended its run on December 2—is focused on children’s content from ASEAN publishers and facilitating rights trading within the region and with overseas exhibitors. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-11-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Shanghai Children’s Book Fair Looks to Capitalize on Growing Market

With sales of children's books in China up 14% in the first nine months of 2018, attendees at this year's fair see more opportunities for deal-making. Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

[ Publishers Weekly | 2018-11-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Beijing’s inaugural kids’ stream to address fast-growing sector

This year's International Book Fair is to feature a new, dedicated children’s publishing strand, to help cater to a "booming" market for kids’ books in China. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-08-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Bath Children’s Literature Festival gears up for biggest year to date

David Walliams, Philip Pullman and Children’s Laureate Lauren Child are just some of the authors and illustrators lined up to take part in this year’s Bath Children’s Literature Festival, which is gearing up to be the event’s best year yet, according to artistic director John McLay. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-07-24 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Laura Ingalls Wilder's name removed from children's literature prize

The Laura Ingalls Wilder Medal, a significant achievement award in children’s literature presented by a division of the American Library Assn., will be renamed because of the author’s "stereotypical attitudes" toward Native Americans and African Americans. The Assn. for Library Service to... Continue reading at Los Angeles Times

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Long scoops Welsh children’s literature award

YA author Hayley Long has won the Tir na n-Og Children’s Literature Award for The Nearest Faraway Place (Hot Key Books). Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-05-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Quarto's children's sales grow but profits plunge in 'tough year'

The Quarto Group's sales declined marginally by 1.4% to £152.5m last year, however, its operating profits plunged 58% to £7.2m. Continue reading at The Bookseller

[ The Bookseller | 2018-03-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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