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Kidlit News Quickie Round-up


The Mighty Mom BloggersDo-it-yourself writers gain clout with publishers (Publishers Weekly)

-- Simon & Schuster celebrates mom bloggers, the new word-of-mouth publishing powerhouses

A Picture Book Proclamation (PhoenixNewTimes.com)

London, Ont., author files copyright lawsuit against Scholastic (Metronews)

-- Accusations like this could reflect badly on the authors unless they are very VERY sure.

Mysterious children's book gets new stories from a star-studded cast of authors (CSM)

-- Authors were asked to come up with text to go with some of Chris Van Allsburg's illustrations.

Web-based Kindle format good for comics, kids' books (CNET)

Amazon details new KF8 - HTML5, CSS3 e-book format (Afterdawn.com)

For sources of kidlit/YA industry info, see my link list in the lower right-hand navigation sidebar.


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