Creating Picturebooks: Interviews with Editors, Art Directors, Reviewers, Booksellers, Professors, Librarians and Showcasersby Kenneth A. Marantz, Sylvia S. Marantz
How are children's picturebook proposals chosen for publication? What characteristics of picturebooks promise success? How much input do the artist-authors have once their proposals have been accepted by a publisher?The dynamic process of producing picturebooks is charmingly revealed through interviews with those directly involved from start to finish (including two galleries devoted to displaying the art). In the United States, picturebooks have accounted for $2 billion in sales in a recent year. Compiled from interviews with editors, art directors, and production managers from both British (e.g., Anderson Press, Victor Gollancz, and Walker Books) and American publishers (e.g., Farrar, Straus, and Giroux; Houghton Mifflin, Candlewick Press, and Random House), this book reveals how the creative process works within the business of publishing. The interviews with reviewers and booksellers help provide a well-rounded perspective. Kenneth A. Marantz, a retired professor, and Sylvia S. Marantz, a retired school librarian, are longtime columnists for The Book Report, writing about picture books. They live in Columbus, Ohio. They are also the authors of Artists of the Page (1992).
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Retired professor Kenneth A. Marantz is a longtime columnist for The Book Report. He lives in Columbus, Ohio. Sylvia S. Marantz, a retired school librarian, is a longtime columnist for The Book Report, writing about picture books. She lives in Columbus, Ohio.
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