Up Against Barriers for Children’s Books

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January 2013
by Linda Salisbury

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Independent publishers and self-publishers, especially of children’s books, can often be identified by lumpy heads and bruised egos. We’ve been bumping into walls and closed doors for years: newspapers that won’t review books (regardless of quality) that aren’t produced by well-known houses; libraries that purchase through bundled contracts rather than at local or regional discretion; school book fairs open only to Scholastic’s products; schools that buy and recommend only books that come through the Renaissance Learning (Accelerated Reader [AR]) program; and even the national chains….IBPA Members – Click here to view the full article (login required).

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