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    Lizzie Skurnick Books Suspends Acquisitions

    Ig Publishing announced that, due to what its editor-in-chief Robert Lasner described as "very disappointing" sales, the Brooklyn press is no longer making acquisitions or publishing frontlist under its three-year-old Lizzie Skurnick YA fiction imprint.

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    Kids' Books at Brooklyn Book Festival 2016: A Photo Essay

    Readers, authors, and publishers gathered together in downtown Brooklyn on September 17 and 18 for the 11th annual Brooklyn Book Festival, featuring programs for both children and adults.

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    Q & A with Kelly Clarkson

    Kelly Clarkson combined her songwriting skills and some of her "Mom" instincts to write a picture book inspired by her desire to create travel keepsakes for her daughter.

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    #TrueFriends: A Friendly Way to Market Books

    Writing may be a mostly solitary pursuit, but many writers find that adding a social aspect can make the process less lonely, more fun, and provide help in polishing their drafts.

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    Cornell Lab Publishing Venture Lifts Off

    The Cornell Lab of Ornithology, a nonprofit unit of Cornell University dedicated to the study and conservation of birds, commemorated its 100th anniversary last year with the founding of the Cornell Lab Publishing Group.

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    Annick Press Celebrates 40 Years of Publishing

    This September, Annick will mark its 40th anniversary by embarking on a partnership with Pearson Canada, which will put a selection of more than 125 Annick books in every classroom across Canada.

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    Gene Luen Yang Gets 2016 'Genius Grant'

    Cartoonist Gene Luen Yang, author of the YA graphic novels 'American Born Chinese' and 'Boxers' and 'Saints,' both nominated for National Book Awards, was among 23 recipients of this year's MacArthur fellowships – the so-called Genius Grants.

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    In Brief: September 22, 2016

    This week, Jason Segel appears grave; children's authors retreat; Debbie Levy dissents; Gilbert Ford goes on display; YA gets some love in Pasadena; and Jennifer Lynn Alvarez celebrates an end and a new beginning.

  • Book News

    New Kids' and YA Books: Week of September 26, 2016

    Hitting shelves next week are a picture book about penguins with problems, a middle grade novel in the vein of Chaucer, and a new dystopian YA from a bestselling author.

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    Sourcebooks and Wattpad: Building Community Together

    Three years after entering into an innovative partnership with Wattpad, top executives at Sourcebooks report that the collaboration has exceeded their expectations.

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