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Tag Archives: Jeff Kinney

Top 5 Publishing News Stories 1/7-1/11

Every week we recommend 5 publishing news stories that young book professionals should read to feel more connected to what’s going on in the industry. There are only 5, so even if you weren’t able to read a thing all week, these should help keep you in the know. HarperCollins Children’s Books is launching a monthly podcast. Europa Editions will add a new nonfiction imprint. Jeff Kinney’s Wimpy Kid series is getting a companion. The Drama Book Shop’s new owner is longtime ally Lin-Manuel Miranda. Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos are splitting up after 25 […]

Spotlight on Middle Grade

This article was originally published on our parent site for the book publishing industry, Publishing Trends.  * * *  Young adult literature has been a huge catalyst and money-maker for publishing over the past few years. Beyond the books, the category’s given birth to several multimillion dollar franchises and new Hollywood stars. With all of the glamour and glitz that can come out of the YA world, it’s easy to forget about the rest of children’s literature. No, not board books or picture books: I’m talking about middle grade. According to […]