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Posted on: June 22, 2010

Nine Publishing Pros Offer an Inside Look at the World of Children’s Publishing‏
From: Highlights Foundation (
Sent: Mon 6/21/10 10:04 AM

For creative types, the publishing business can seem confusing at best, bewildering at worst. What writers and illustrators really need is an experienced guide to take them by the hand and walk them through the publishing maze. A Crash Course in the Business of Children’s Publishing, developed by the Highlights Foundation, will do just that! During this weekend workshop, nine publishing professionals with dozens of years of experience will share their insider knowledge about the worlds of children’s books and magazines.

Workshop leader Clay Winters is president of Boyds Mills Press and has been in publishing for more than forty years. Before coming to Boyds Mills Press, he was president of Putnam/Grosset Books for Young Readers, the children’s book group of G.P. Putnam & Sons. Clay’s guest faculty will include Boyds Mills Press editorial director, Larry Rosler, and senior editor Kim T. Griswell; Highlights editors Joëlle Dujardin and Debra Hess; Highlights and Boyds Mills Press copy editor, Joan P. Hyman; Boyds Mills Press art director, Tim Gillner; and Margaret Mosomillo, Manager, Pre-media and Print Production for Highlights and Boyds Mills Press.

Faculty members will answer such questions as “How do I choose a publisher?”, “What happens when I submit my manuscript?”, “Do I need an agent?”, “What is the author’s role in book promotion?”, and “How do changes in the publishing industry affect me as an author or illustrator?”

If you’re ready to get the inside-scoop on children’s publishing, join us October 15-17, 2010, for A Crash Course in the Business of Children’s Publishing. Contact Jo Lloyd at 570-253-1192 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              570-253-1192      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or e-mail

Highlights Foundation Founders Workshops take place near Honesdale, Pennsylvania. You’ll stay in your own cozy cabin, surrounded by 1,300 wooded acres and hiking trails. Workshop fee includes individual cabins; all meals (provided by a top-notch chef); airport pickup service, if needed; and an intimate teaching setting in the living room of the Founders of Highlights for Children.

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I am an aspiring picturebook writer with some magazine credits just no picture book contract yet. I know it is coming and I am more than willing to work for it.

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I love the children's movies Wizard of Oz and the Neverending Story. Both movies make me feel the lesson that hope is alive and well. After seeing UP this past week, it just might have a chance at being added to this list.

I love the cool colors of blues and purples.Those colors are peaceful for me.

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