Re: Book donation
- I'm with Debbie Frontiera. I review newly published books. Some of the
PODs and self-published are much better than the Big Six
publishers or regionals output. In this era of closed to submissions,
I thought we had begun to accept the fact that self-published is the
Another question: when an author sets up her/his own publishing
company, where does that rank? Just my opinion.
Are paperback picture books okay for donation?
JoAn Watson Martin
2407 Kilgore Rd.
Baytown TX 77520
- I'm not sure why SCBWI headquarters posted these particular
specifications for the book donations, but we need to abide by them. It
may have something to do with ease in cataloging the books in the
library. I think hardbacks would be the best in this situation.
- I think Linn and Steve's statement and SCBWI's policy on
self-published books is not meant to be a judgment statement about all
self-published books. Being published by a major publisher does not
guarantee the quality of a book, nor does being self-published mean
that a book is not of high quality. It simply means one has been
selected by an editor.
I assume that published versus self-published is determined by the
same list of publishers used to meet PAL status.
Since the note didn't exclude paperback PBs, I think they would be okay.
Millie Theis Martin, Ph. D.
ARA, Houston SCBWI
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