CMA members Caroline and Katherine Brickley, twin sisters and co-founders of Blossom, an independent children's media company, began developing their new children's picture book, The Friendly Bookshelf, more than a year ago. As the story addresses critical social-emotional learning components in a never-before-seen way, the sisters wanted to find a child development expert to collaborate on this project with … Continue reading Mentorship Program Sparks Opportunity for Collaboration
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
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)!
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.
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