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.

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

Outi Mäkinen, Director of LIterature at Tammi

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

Christopher Navratil

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?

The Martian

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.

cover my parents open carry

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?

Patty Lakin

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

Tombquest Small

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?

And Tango Makes Three

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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The Bunker Diary’s Carnegie Medal: The Debate Continues

Kevin Brooks, author of "The Bunker Diary"

The debate over Kevin Brooks winning Carnegie Medal for his dark YA novel The Bunker Diary continues, with many calling the book “sickening.”

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Kids Book Wins Award, Starts Controversy

Bunker Diary

After Kevin Brook’s The Bunker Diary won the UK’s Carnegie Medal, insiders debated whether it’s appropriate to honor such a disturbing book.

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