Children’s

Children’s book publishing is one of the most innovative areas in publishing, with growing opportunities for digital innovation and new business models.

Harmony Ink Press: Reaching Out to LGBTQ+ Youth

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Harmony Ink Press’s Anne Regan discusses the publisher’s move into LGBTQ+ YA books, the reaction from readers, parents and teachers, and the publisher’s plans for the future.

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Author Malorie Blackman on Diversity in Children’s Books

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UK author Marjorie Blackman laments the lack of diversity in children’s books, noting that ‘books allow you to see the world through the eyes of others.’

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Publishing in Finland: Outi Mäkinen, Director of Literature at Tammi

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Outi Mäkinen of Finland’s Tammi publishing house talks about top Finnish authors and books that will be on display in Frankfurt and trends in Finnish fiction.

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Running Running Press: Anticipating Trends, Fostering Fun

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Christopher Navratil, v-p and Publisher of Running Press, explains how the publisher stays ahead of the entertainment trend curve and produces hits.

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What Are Your Top Summer Reads of 2014?

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Summer is a time when many people look to fiction for escape. Here are three selections from Publishing Perspectives’ Edward Nawotka. What are yours?

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A Pro-Gun Book…for Kids? Oh No? Oh Yes.

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Even children’s books aren’t immune to hot-button politics, as members of the pro-gun lobby has penned a controversial kids book advocating open carry laws.

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A Fictional Feline Seeks One More Life, But How?

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Author Patricia Lakin reflects on discovering that her successful children’s book, Clarence the Copy Cat, is out of print and what she can do to bring it back.

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Naay: Manuvo’s Library Ebook Platform for Kids

The Naay Box Environment is offered to libraries and other institutions as a place where children can fully immerse themselves in the digital world.

Mexico’s Manuvo has launched a new digitization and library subscription platform for small Spanish-language children’s publishers called Naay.

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TombQuest: Scholastic’s Newest Multi-Platform Series

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Following on the success of The 39 Clues, Infinity Ring and Spirit Animals, Scholastic is launching its latest multi-platform series for kids: Tombquest.

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Why Does Singapore Hate Gay Penguins?

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The National Library Board in Singapore is removing and destroying three children’s books featuring plots with gay or nontraditional families.

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