Posted by: Kathy Temean | April 21, 2016

Publishing Industry News: Kudos – New Imprtint


Tracey Baptiste’s sequel to THE JUMBIES, which again blends Caribbean island lore, adventure, and touches of horror, and introduces mermaids with a special tie to past slaves, to Elise Howard at Algonquin Young Readers, by Marie Lamba at The Jennifer DeChiara Literary Agency (World English).

Lisa Wheeler‘s PEOPLE DON’T BITE PEOPLE, a humorously subversive book that gives concrete examples of what we should and shouldn’t sink our teeth into, to be illustrated by Molly Idle, to Emma Ledbetter at Atheneum, for publication in Spring 2018, by Steven Malk at Writers House (World).


The award-winning publisher of over 700 books for children, Kids Can Press is launching KCP Loft, publishing YA fiction and nonfiction, led by editor at large Kate Egan. The line will start with four novels in 2017.

Geared to readers 14 and up with crossover appeal to adult readers, KCP Loft explores the first loves and deep friendships, the heartbreak and life-altering crossroads on the road to adulthood. Engrossing, shareable, contemporary and smart, these are the must-haves for readers hungry for the next world to get lost in.

The imprint will be expertly curated by Kate Egan. The President of Kids Can Press said, “One of the genre’s most highly regarded editors, Kate has a 20-year publishing track record and is notable for her YA experience, including her work on the phenomenal Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins. Kate has already brought her considerable knowledge, talent and energy to Loft, and we look forward to the fresh voices she’ll discover.”


At Sourcebooks, Grace Menary-Winefield moves up to associate editor.

Krishan Trotman has joined Hachette Books as senior editor. Previously she was a senior editor at Skyhorse.


Founder of Clarion Books (and then publisher of Houghton Mifflin Children’s after they bought Clarion in the late 1970s) and author of nonfiction for young readers Jim Giblin died on April 10th after a long illness.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Hi Kathy! Thanks for sharing this news, and happy spring. 🙂


  2. Sorry to hear of Jim Giblin’s death. He accepted my children’s book “The Lady Who Saw the Good Side of Everything,” way back in 1975. I corresponded with him then and later.


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