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  • In Brief: September 24, 2015

    This week, an author greets his fans before a movie premiere; writers get cozy in Tennessee; booksellers welcome an author with a big "aloha"; middle-grade book characters meet their maker; an author and illustrator channel Beatlemania at their book signing; and Star Wars aficionados tell readers what they need to know.

  • Toy Fair Launches Consumer Con

    The Toy Industry Association, operators of the North American International Toy Fair has partnered with LeftField Media to launch a new co-located event called Play Fair.

  • WNDB Postpones Diversity Festival

    We Need Diverse Books announced on Monday that the organization is postponing its first WNDB Children's Literature Diversity Festival.

  • Indie Booksellers Announce Diversity Initiative

    At last month's meeting of the Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Children's Alliance, held in San Francisco on August 24, a team of booksellers unveiled a new initiative to help raise awareness of diverse titles in children's fiction.

  • Canadian Publishing 2015: What’s Big in Canadian Children’s and YA Publishing This Fall

  • Nielsen Summit Shows the Data Behind the Children's Book Boom

    The book team at Nielsen held its second-annual Children's Book Summit, to discuss the current children's publishing market, presenting data that showed a wide range of sales and demographic trends.

  • A Celebration of Seuss

    At Random House headquarters on September 10, the team behind the publication of the 'What Pet Should I Get?' spoke first-hand about the process, while also sharing anecdotes and little-known facts about Geisel's life and career.

  • In Brief: September 17, 2015

    This week, a YA character inspires publishing staffers to flaunt it; publishers make their marks; and fans see the launch of a high-seas adventure.

  • Lost My Name Partners with Space Station to Launch Second Title

    Personalized kids' book startup Lost My Name will launch its second title from the International Space Station.

  • Author Cornelia Funke Launches Own Publishing Company

    Bestselling children's author and illustrator Cornelia Funke, citing creative differences with her publisher and a growing wish for more artistic freedom, is starting her own press, called Breathing Books.

  • Sales Up for Children's Booksellers This Summer

    The summer was one of rediscovered classics, movie tie-ins, and backlist at indie bookstores across the country.

  • What's Selling at Devaney, Doak & Garrett Booksellers

    Staffers recently wrapped up a busy summer at Devaney, Doak & Garrett Booksellers in Farmington, Maine, where nearby lakes and mountains attract summer residents and vacationers. Owner Kenny Brechner shared news of what he and his staff are busily handselling in the early fall season.

  • 2015 NBA Longlist for Young People's Literature Announced

    The longlist was announced on Monday for the 2015 National Book Award for Young People's Literature. The finalists will be named on October 14; the winners will be announced at a ceremony in New York City on November 18.

  • In Profile: Children’s Author and Editor Leila Sales

    Leila Sales brings humor and confidence to both sides of the publishing process: as an editor at Viking Children's and as author of children's books, most recently 'Tonight the Streets Are Ours.'

  • 2015 National Book Festival in Photos

    The National Book Festival, now in its 15th year, was held Saturday, September 5, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in downtown Washington, D.C.

  • In Brief: September 10, 2015

    This week, a book festival gets photo bombed; two author-illustrators draw inspiration from their respective picture books; a writer honors a poet's legacy; and a book release event draws a packed house.

  • This Week in Children's Apps: September 7, 2015

    This week in children's apps features an interactive storybook in which Little Critter helps a puppy find a home.

  • Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

    National Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15 in the United States, a period when people recognize the contributions of Hispanic and Latino Americans to the U.S. and celebrate the group’s heritage and culture.

  • In Brief: August 27, 2015

    This week, YA reigns in D.C., a hashtag contest invites fans to "take a bow," and readers gear up for school with ice-cream and a middle-grade author.

  • Author Solutions Case Ends With Settlement

    The closely-watched case against self-publishing service provider Author Solutions in New York is over, just weeks after a federal judge denied the case class action status.

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