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A New Classic Easy Reader: Penny and Her Doll



When you blog about books, the publishers usually send you the books several months before the book is available to the public.

This is because print magazines have a long lead time. It’s a matter of timing. Publishers want reviewers to have enough time to read their books


Anastasia Breaks It Down: Inside a New Chapter Book Series

Ever wonder how a new series gets started? Courtney Sheinmel wrote the first book in her new chapter book series Stella Batts because her “faux niece” complained. “You always write books for Nicki,” she told Sheinmel. (Nicki is the eldest niece.) “You never write anything for me.”


So Sheinmel


Top 10 Trends in Easy Readers

10. There is now an award for beginning readers. The Geisel Award, the award for beginning readers named after Theodor Seuss Geisel (yes, Dr. Seuss himself!) is “given annually to the author(s) and illustrator(s) of the most distinguished American book for beginning readers published in English in the United States during

Video: The Insider’s Method of Finding a Literary Agent

Agents are some of publishing’s true heroes.  They’re also among the hardest-working folks we know.  In their honor, we’ve prepared a video that will help make their lives easier — and your career more successful.

We’ve got a little-known technique for finding  literary agents who are accepting new clients, along