Join us Wednesday, July 21 at noon eastern to ask associate publisher at Nancy Paulsen Books for Young Readers Stacey Barney your questions. She joins us as the next of our featured regular guests in the new PM user forum, Discuss. Stacey will be our first editorial guest focused on children’s books, so ask away and […]
Founder of Scholastic’s Cartwheel imprint and author Bernette G. Ford, 70, died June 20 of lung cancer. As the NYT notes, she “was a leading advocate of making children’s books more diverse and making sure that people of color had opportunities to write and illustrate them.” Ford joined Scholastic in 1989 and “was among the […]
In June, nonprofit children’s book organization We Need Diverse Books (WNDB) announced that it would stop using the term #OwnVoices, in favor of authors’ specific descriptions of themselves and their characters. WNDB said that use of the term has forced authors to self-identify in ways that are uncomfortable or dangerous; some diverse identities, such as […]
Six weeks after the unexpected death of longtime ceo Richard Robinson, independent board member Peter Warwick was named the new president and CEO, approved and announced by the board, effective August 1. Mr. Warwick, 69, has served on the board since 2014. He was EVP and chief people officer at Thompson Reuters until the end […]
Daniel Marrs has joined nonfiction imprint Nelson Books as associate publisher. He was most recently at Ave Maria Press.
Sourcebooks will reopen their offices in Illinois, New York, and Connecticut on September 7, when the company will “welcome back all employees who choose to work out of the office.” Their broader plan will allow every employee to meet with their manager and “define individual plans for their work process.” Depending on their responsibilities, options […]