• The SCBWI Sparks Award: Recognizing Excellence in Self-Published Books

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    The Society of Children's Bookwriters and Illustrators has recently announced the formation of a new award, the Spark Award, which is designed to recognize excellence in books published in a "non-traditional publishing route." As the 2013 winner of the Writer's Digest Self-Published award for children's picture books, I find this announcement an exciting development. The push ...

  • Alternate Publishing: Games and Education Resources

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    Continuing the series about Alternate Publishing. This is part 5 of 7. Alternate Publishing Series TOC Alternate Publishing: POD to Finish a Series Alternate Publishing: Niche Marketing of Nutrition for Kids Alternate Publishing: Historical Fiction Alternate Publishing: Book Apps Alternate Publishing: Games and Educational Resources Rich Davis is an illustrator extraordinaire, with a generous heart and amazing talent. After being laid ...

  • Alternate Publishing: Ebooks

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    Arthur Slade, Canada's premier writer of young adult fantastical fiction, won the prestigious Governor General’s Award (Canada's equivalent of the Newbery), the Mr. Christie's Award, and has had books on the American Library Association Best Books for Young Adults and has been a finalist for the Edgar Award (Mystery Writers of America). Last year, he ...

  • Alternate Publishing: Book Apps

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    Continuing the series about Alternate Publishing. This is 4 of 8. Alternate Publishing Series TOC Alternate Publishing: POD to Finish a Series Alternate Publishing: Niche Marketing of Nutrition for Kids Alternate Publishing: Historical Fiction uTales: Digital Picture Book Publishing Goes Global Guest Post by Jean Helprin Diehl In December 2010, my good friend Kathryn Freeman received an invite out of the blue ...