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Title:The impact of reviewing on children's book publishing
Author(s):Briley, Dorothy
Subject(s):Book reviewing
Abstract:In the almost 30 years that I've been involved in publishing children's books, my work has been focused on preparing 25 to 30 books for publication each spring and fall. Each of those 60-odd books a year was begun with the acquisition of an idea or manuscript many months ahead of publication, and was cosseted word by word, line by line, illustration by illustration through the editing and production processes. Each book has had an author (and sometimes an illustrator too) whose hand was held and ego stroked. All that done, seasonal catalog prepared, sales conference held, finished books ordered, and then WHOOSH! in a flash materials were out to reviewers who would decide their fate. All that work involving the expertise of so many author, editor, copy editor, art director, production staff, sales and marketing departments willingly offered up to the gods for judgment.
Issue Date:1993
Publisher:Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Citation Info:In B. Hearne and R. Sutton (eds) Evaluating children’s books : a critical look : aesthetic, social, and political aspects of analyzing and using children’s books (Papers presented at the Allerton Park Institute held October 25-27, 1992): 105-117.
Series/Report:Allerton Park Institute (34nd : 1992)
Genre:Conference Paper / Presentation
Publication Status:published or submitted for publication
Date Available in IDEALS:2007-04-15

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