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Kidlit News Quickie Round-up

The Mighty Mom BloggersDo-it-yourself writers gain clout with publishers
(Publishers Weekly)

— Simon & Schuster celebrates mom bloggers, the new word-of-mouth publishing powerhouses

A Picture Book Proclamation (

London, Ont., author files copyright lawsuit against Scholastic (Metronews)

— Accusations like this could reflect badly on the authors unless they are very VERY sure.

Mysterious children’s book gets new stories from a star-studded cast of authors(CSM)

— Authors were asked to come up with text to go with some of Chris Van Allsburg’s illustrations.

Web-based Kindle format good for comics, kids’ books (CNET)

Amazon details new KF8 – HTML5, CSS3 e-book format (

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