CMA Event Recap: A Children’s Book Editor and A Children’s Bookstore Manager on the Industry Today

On Tuesday, April 5th, Leslie Shumante, assistant editor at Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, the children’s division of Hachette Book Group, and Andy Laites, manager of The Bank Street Bookstore, talked with CMA members in a fascinating roundtable discussion led by CMA’s own Leah Gostick. This was a members-only event, so if you're not … Continue reading CMA Event Recap: A Children’s Book Editor and A Children’s Bookstore Manager on the Industry Today

You’ve Got Two More Weeks to Win a FREE CMA Membership (by Drawing us a Cover)!

Hey! Remember when we said you could win a FREE One-Year Membership to CMA by drawing us a book cover? You still can! Because you lovely, talented people have been sending us such wonderful things (you should be proud of yourselves for being so talented!), we’ve decided to extend our deadline to Monday, December 8! … Continue reading You’ve Got Two More Weeks to Win a FREE CMA Membership (by Drawing us a Cover)!

Want to win a FREE One-Year Membership to CMA? Draw us a book cover.

No, seriously. Remember that book 20 of us are writing (and 4 of us crazy people are editing)? It’s almost done! And we need a cover! That’s where you come in. We need YOU to make one for us. Yes, YOU. Unless you’re already in the Writers Group (in which case, pass this on to your … Continue reading Want to win a FREE One-Year Membership to CMA? Draw us a book cover.

CMA Blog Post: Networking Topics for the CMA Mixer

Hi, everybody! Eager to catch up with all your CMA buddies at the mixer, but have been too busy this summer to know what to talk about? Don’t worry! I got you covered. Here are some ideas for networking topics: The immensely successful “Reading Rainbow” Kickstarter Almost $6.5 million dollars were raised by almost 106,000 … Continue reading CMA Blog Post: Networking Topics for the CMA Mixer

Inside the Trenches: Editing the CMA Writers Group Book

Whether your idea of a perfect summer activity involves chilling at the beach, riding every roller coaster in the tristate area, or just curling up with a good book, I bet there’s one thing you’d never consider doing. Writing a book with 20 other people. And I double bet you’d run screaming from editing it. … Continue reading Inside the Trenches: Editing the CMA Writers Group Book