Determinedly offbeat, the Polish children’s publisher Dwie Siostry—created by three, not two, associates—embodies both the spirit of its market’s potential and the struggle of its economy’s realities.
Kristi Yamaguchi’s kids books are inspired by her experiences as a young competitor finding her way in unfamiliar parts of the world.
Publishing Perspectives’ inaugural children’s book conference offered up some fascinating answers to the question of what makes for a truly great kid’s book.
‘Everything comes down to a kid reading and using their imagination to color in the words,’ says Levithan, ‘but the way we can engage them continues to change.’
At the Abu Dhabi Book Fair, Emirati YA novelist Noura Noman and German children’s book writer Kirsten Boie spoke about the world of Emirati children’s literature.
Observations from the fair includes cockiness from the techies, who think the world is theirs to take, and a common sense of mission among everyone else.
Our review of O’Reilly’s Tools of Change conference at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair finds insight for an industry coming to terms with digital publishing.
Participants will meet with German children’s book professionals and discuss trends in YA, picture books, children’s nonfiction and more.
It is a wonderful time to be a children’s publisher.Still, there are challenges: increasing digital distractions, the poor economy, e-books — what’s the toughest?
Dynamism and creativity have helped Helium Editions, Editions Sarbacane, l’école des loisirs, and MeMo forge distinct identities in a field dominated by conglomerates.