Illustrator Interview: Ale Díaz Bouza on Publishing in Spain

By Elisabeth Norton

Spotlight image: Ale Díaz Bouza at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy.

Today I’m talking with Ale Díaz Bouza, an illustrator who also serves as the Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators chapter in Spain, about publishing for young readers there.

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Agent-Author Interview: Jacqueline Lipton – New Agent at Storm Literary Agency & Author of an Upcoming Legal Handbook for Writers

By Robin Galbraith

I’m excited to share Jacqueline Lipton‘s journey from lawyer to children’s writer to lliterary agent.

How and why did you become an agent?

I’ve been interested in agenting for a long time, after someone suggested it to me many years ago as a way to merge my interests in law and business with my interests in writing and publishing.

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Guest Post: Lindsey Lane on Reframing the Reality of Books Going Out of Print, Part 3: The Agent Perspective

By Lindsey Lane

When an author or an illustrator gets the news that their book is going out of print (OP) or out of stock (OS), it is a blow. A tragedy. It feels like a death in the family. After all, a book is a creation, something that sprang from our imaginations,

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Guest Post: Agent-Author Tracy Marchini on Page Turns in Picture Books

Guest Post: Agent-Author Tracy Marchini on Page Turns in Picture Books

By Tracy Marchini

I’ve been thinking a lot about page turns in picture books recently, and all of the amazing things they can do, including:

  • Show the passage of time
  • Create humor
  • Dictate pacing

Show the passage of time 

Using page turns to show the passage of time is probably the usage that everybody is familiar with.

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2017 Europolitan Con: Agent Penny Holroyde & Author-Illustrator Chris Mould

2017 Europolitan Con: Agent Penny Holroyde & Author-Illustrator Chris Mould

By Catherine Coe

Note: This is the final installment of our series focusing on the SCBWI Europolitan Conference. Author Catherine Coe interviewed agent Penny Holroyde and her client author-illustrator Chris Mould.

Agent Penny Holroyde started her career in publishing over twenty years ago working in the rights department at Walker Books and selling picture book co-editions across the world.

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2017 SCBWI Europolitan Con: Agent Gemma Cooper & Author Robin Stevens

2017 SCBWI Europolitan Con: Agent Gemma Cooper & Author Robin Stevens

Agent Gemma Cooper

By Melanie Rook Welfing



Note: Gemma Cooper and Robin Stevens were interviewed by SCBWI Netherlands Regional Advisor Melanie Rook Welfing for the upcoming SCBWI Europolitan conference. This is the second in a series of six articles.

Gemma Cooper started her publishing career in New York,

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In Memory: George M. Nicholson

In Memory: George M. Nicholson

Acquired Rights from Harper.

By Cynthia Leitich Smith

George McHugh Nicholson, 1937-1950 by Shannon Maughan from The Horn Book. Peek: “Esteemed literary agent and innovative publishing executive George Nicholson…died February 3 in New York City.”

Remembering George McHugh Nicholson from Children’s Book Council. Peek:

“Soon after Nicholson moved to New York City in 1959,

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