Back in February I reported about how Capstone was expanding their new Young Readers trade imprint. This week they announced they were launching Switch Press their new YA Imprint, so now there is something for most all of you out there to consider, even historical fiction, graphic novels. Scroll down to read.
Capstone Publishing Group, which has been aggressively expanding beyond the school and library markets with the launch six months ago of its Capstone Young Readers trade imprint, is adding picture books to the list this spring. Thirteen picture books in print format will be released initially under the CYR imprint; after the first list, the imprint will release four to six picture books each year.
Capstone Publishing Group has previously published picture books for the educational and trade markets under its Picture Window imprint and will continue to do so; this is the first time the company is publishing picture books under the CYR imprint. Thus far, board books, chapter books, and hobbies and crafts books have been published under the CYR imprint, which is overseen by senior product manager John Rahm and editorial directors Michael Dahl and Nick Healy.
In May Capstone will launch a Web site to promote its new CYR line, www.capstoneyoungreaders.com. CYR titles will be available in digital formats as well as in print. While only select Capstone Publishing titles for the educational market are available in digital formats, all of Capstone’s trade titles will be available in both print and e-book formats.
Capstone Young Readers Launches YA Imprint: Offers Wide Range of Nonfiction and Fiction Titles
Capstone Young Readers, a leading publisher of children’s books and digital products and services, announced the launch of Switch Press, a new imprint dedicated to titles that appeal to the wide range of interests of the young adult audience today. Switch Press will include a broad selection of contemporary nonfiction and fiction book titles such as graphic novels, cookbooks, craft/how-to, narrative non-fiction, historical fiction, poetry, fantasy and other speculative fiction.
Switch Press will acquire and publish 8-12 titles per year from new and established writers.
The inaugural fall 2014 trade titles for Switch Press include an illustrated memoir, historical fiction and fiction: The Isobel Journal by Isobel Harrop (August 2014), Grace and the Guiltless by Erin Johnson (August 2014), Half My Facebook Friends Are Ferrets by J.A. Buckle (September 2014), and The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling (October 2014). The titles will be available as paper-over-board.
The website http://www.SwitchPress.com will launch in May and will feature book trailers, chapter previews, exclusive offers, social media connections and more.