For Boys Only: Move Books to Debut in Fall 2012
By Sally Lodge |
Oct 20, 2011
“Moving Boys to Read” is the slogan publisher Eileen Robinson has chosen for her new company, Move Books, which is slated to launch in fall 2012. Based in Beacon Falls, Conn., the house will focus on middle-grade fiction for boys, and the program may eventually expand to include picture books, chapter books, and nonfiction.
“Everything I’ve done has led up to Move Books,” says Robinson, who has been in publishing for 15 years most recently as executive editor of Children’s Press at Scholastic, until she left the company in 2005. During her time there, Robinson was involved in educational, school, and library publishing, and, she explains, “I had the opportunity to work with and learn from those in trade publishing, as well as those with Scholastic’s book fairs, book clubs, and magazines.” …
. . .Robinson, who talked to numerous teachers, librarians, booksellers, and media and reading specialists in preparation for launching Move Books, is gratified by the positive feedback and support she has received. “It’s been quite overwhelming,” she says. “I’ve heard from so many people that the great need for fiction for middle-grade boys is currently not being addressed on a large scale. Teachers and librarians have told me that the middle-grade years for boys is where they make a real transition into a love of reading, but boys need the right books to make that transition. So many people have thanked me for starting this company.”
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