Changes Within the Publisher’s Corner

If you are a member of the SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) you should have received your Nov/Dec of The Bulletin in the mail over the last few days. I always skip right to the Publisher’s Corner before I read any of The Bulletin.

When I first joined the SCBWI in 2006 the Publisher’s Corner was at least two pages full. (And this was back when The Bulletin was a larger size. It is so sad to see that over the last few issues it has only been full of changes in the direction of editors and staff. However, this issue even the changes were small. (And it only took up half a page).

Should this be a sign that the children’s publishing world has all but disappears into the few remaining BIG publishing companies. (In which we have to fight celebrities for spots on the bookshelves.) Or is it a sign that everyone has moved to self publishing and independent publishers? Or that, regardless of reports that books are still important and selling, that writers and readers are disappearing?

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