Tag: self-published

An Odd Book

An Odd Book: How the First Modern Pop Culture Reporter Conquered New York, by R. Scott Williams; R. Scott Williams, $18.99, 272 pages.  “Since my earliest recollection, I wanted to be a newspaper reporter and I cannot tell you why.” –Odd McIntyre At the height of his career, Oscar Odd McIntyre (1884-1938) reached millions of

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A Guide to Self-Published Books, Part 2 of 3

@mnbookarts  @PKColeman  @finebooks Our tour of self-published children’s picture books continues this week with Mama Loved to Worry, by Maryann Weidt and illustrated by Rachel Balsaitis. Mama Loved to Worry, by Maryann Weidt, illustrated by Rachel Balsaitis; Minnesota Historical Society, $16.95, 32 pages, ages 4-8. Who’s the publisher?* The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) is a

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Self-Published Children’s Books: What to Look for (Part 1 of 3)

Self-published books have made great strides towards legitimacy in recent years, with scores of companies ready to help anyone (at any budget) put their ideas to paper and ink. The genre once completely dedicated to catering to vanity publications–and much of the industry still does–can confidently claim itself capable of producing professional-quality titles outside the

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(Children’s) BookNotes, May 31, 2016

@PolisBooks @Redwood_Digital  @PublishersWkly @nzbookcouncil @BFGMovie @roald_dahl @vanityfair A children’s book author admits to using a ghostwriter, a banned book in New Zealand makes its debut stateside, and moviegoers prepare for the film adaptation of the BFG, this week in children’s book news. Six-time Olympic gold medalist Chris Hoy admits using a ghostwriter for his children’s book,

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