Saturday, September 15, 2012

How A Book Goes from Acquisition to Publication

Martha Mihalick, editor at Greenwillow books (HarperCollins) introduced the audience to Greenwillow and the books they publish.

She discussed what it takes for her to love a book.

Strong writing and a sense of authenticity.

She gave examples of each of these characteristics.

Then she gave a detailed discussion of the acquisitions process, as well as examples of process for books that she has acquired, including Mistwood by Leah Cypress.

Entwined by Heather Dixon

The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin 

And Breathe by Sarah Crossan 

She ended with this quote

"Don't ask yourself what the world regards: ask yourself what makes you come alive, and then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive."
Howard Thurman 

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