*+-South Korean publisher Chulganil is recalling copies of a book of children’s writing that features a poem by a 10-year-old about matricide.
*+-To educate children, Argentina’s Pequeno Editor published a biodegradable book embedded with jacaranda seeds that can literally be planted after it is read.
*+-Pakastani-born Canadian children’s book author Rukhsana Khan explains how to leverage appearances at book fairs for the greatest benefit and impact.
*+-Malaysian children’s book illustrator Wen Dee Tan, who won the top prize at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, discusses the mission of her work.
*+-The Publishers Association released statistics about the UK book publishing industry that show a stable market and increased digital and export sales.
*+-In the UK, the Green Party has proposed reducing copyright to 14 years. It’s a move that devalues authorship even further, laments writer John Dougherty.
*+-Random House Children’s Books will increase the first printing for previously undiscovered Dr. Seuss title ‘What Pet Should I Get?’ to 1 million copies.
*+-When Sweetwater Books declined to publish a book with a co-author’s biography that mentioned a ‘partner,’ the book found a new, better home: Scholastic.
*+-‘New technology always stirs up fears of the unknown,’ says Javier Celaya, author of the publishing report, New Business Models in the Digital Age.
*+-The Smithsonian Institution and Penguin Young Readers are collaborating on a new series of narrative non-fiction books riffing on the Smithsonian experience