Our member Lissa Paul has just published a book with Routledge: The Children’s Book Business: Lessons from the Long Eighteenth Century. The book explores the trade practices of early publishers for children, and shows how they anticipated contemporary publishing practices such as product placement and tie-ins. To order this book go to the Routledge website.
At this time we think of our many IRSCL members in Japan and wish them well. I have received a message from Yasuko Doi (Institute for Children’s Literature, Osaka), who says that as far as she knows our members are safe. More information as it is available.
Pádraic Whyte and Amanda Piesse announce that their new programme, a new full-time Masters Programme in Children’s Literature, will come onstream in September 2011 at the School of English, Trinity College Dublin. For information about this programme go to the Trinity College Dublin website. Congratulations, Pádraic and Amanda!