Friday, December 18, 2009

Paulsen to Launch Eponymous Children's Imprint
From Publishers Lunch and Galley Cat

Penguin Young Readers Group has tapped Nancy Paulsen, the publisher at G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers, to head her own brand-new imprint--Nancy Paulsen Books.

President and publisher of Putnam Children's for the last 15 years Nancy Paulsen will launch an eponymous imprint, Nancy Paulsen Books in 2011. She plans to publish 12 to 15 picture books, middle grade and young adult novels a uear. Paulsen will keep her current position until a replacement is named, with a search underway now.

Paulsen says in the announcement, "I am thrilled with the opportunity to return to my true passion full time--editing. My imprint will focus on publishing a select group of picture books that are eye-opening and inventive, along with fiction, from culturally diverse and distinct voices, that is enlightening and emotionally satisfying."

In her new line Paulsen will "continue to publish and personally edit literary stars such as" Tomie dePaola, Adele Griffin, Nikki Grimes, Dave Horowitz, Rachel Isadora, Maira Kalman, Robin McKinley, David Milgrim, Wendell Minor, Patricia Polacco, Polly Shulman, David Ezra Stein, Simms Taback, Hudson Talbot and Jacqueline Woodson.

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