Interview with Kathy Lowinger

Wednesday, September 12, 2007.

Tundra BooksIn 1967, May Cutler founded Tundra Books, a Canadian Book publishing house with a number of fundamental and, at the time, very progressive goals:

  • Focus on creating children’s books
  • Create children’s books as works of art
  • Introduce children to important issues

On this edition of Just One More Book, I speak with Kathy Lowinger, publisher of Tundra Books.

Logo: tundrabooks.com

Interview with Nancy Traversy of Barefoot Books

Friday, July 13, 2007.

Nancy TraversyThis episode is part of our Publishers Showcase, a special series of interviews with children’s book publishers, which we are running during the weeks of July 2 and July 9 2007.

It’s easy to forget that the amazing books we read are the products of publishing companies that exist within what some call a flawed economic model.

On this edition of Just One More Book, Mark speaks with Nancy Traversy, co-founder of Barefoot Books — a company the publishes books to inspire and educate our children as the caretakers of tomorrow — about her decision to pull their catalog from big box bookstores such as Borders and Chapters, and turning Barefoot Books green.

You can learn more about Barefoot Books by visiting their website, barefootbooks.com. (NOTE: the website automatically plays music)

Interview with Rick Wilks of Annick Press

Wednesday, July 11, 2007.

Rick WilksThis episode is part of our Publishers Showcase, a special series of interviews with children’s book publishers, which we are running during the weeks of July 2 and July 9 2007.

A publisher was once asked how someone could start a small children’s book publishing company in Canada. The response ‘start a big one and wait’.

On this edition of Just One More Book, Mark speaks with Rick Wilks about the thirty-two year evolution of his independent children’s book publishing company, Annick Press, from two books per year by kids for kids to thirty amazing titles each year. You can learn more about Annick Press by visiting their website, annickpress.com.

Photo: Annick Press

Interview with Stacy Nyikos of Stonehorse Publishing

Monday, July 9, 2007.

Stacy NyikosThis episode is part of our Publishers Showcase, a special series of interviews with children’s book publishers, which we’re running during the weeks of July 2 and July 9 2007.

Did you know that sharks are shy? That squid can be any colour of the rainbow and light up like fireflies? How old were you when you learned these facts and how did you learn them?

Mark speaks with Stacy Nyikos, author and President of Stonehorse Publishing, about her company’s mandate to publish books about the world’s most exotic animals and wildlife. You can learn more about Stonehorse Publishing by visiting their website, stonehorsepublishing.com.

Interview with Dana Goldberg of Children’s Book Press

Saturday, July 7, 2007.

Dana GoldbergThis episode is part of our Publishers Showcase, a special series of interviews with children’s book publishers, which we are running during the weeks of July 2 and July 9 2007.

In 1975 the movie Jaws scared us out of the ocean, the Red Sox lost the World Series and Andrei Sakharov won the Nobel Peace Prize. It was also the year that a publishing house, Children’s Book Press, set out to connect children with rich and varied cultures, their emerging identities and to each other — something that children’s books just didn’t do.

Mark speaks with Dana Goldberg about the unique vision and staying power of Children’s Book Press. You can learn more about Children’s Book Press by visiting their website, childrensbookpress.org.

Interview with John Thompson of Illumination Arts

Friday, July 6, 2007.

John Thompson of Illumination ArtsThis episode is part of our Publishers Showcase, a special series of interviews with children’s book publishers, which we are running during the weeks of July 2 and July 9 2007.

Children’s books can be for much more than entertainment and education. They can help children understand themselves, the world around them and how to make each day great.

Mark speaks with Illumination Arts founder John Thompson about making the move from adult to children’s publishing, spirituality in children’s books and the economics of the publishing industry.

You can learn more about Illumination Arts by visiting their website, illumin.com.

Interview with Jessica Grass of Iris the Dragon

Wednesday, July 4, 2007.

Iris the DragonThis episode is part of our Publishers Showcase, a special series of interviews with children’s book publishers, which we are running during the weeks of July 2 and July 9 2007.

One in five children suffers from mental illness. That’s a pretty significant number of children lacking quality resources for families and caregivers. So, when her own son was diagnosed with mental illness, Gayle Grass took matters into her own hands. She created Iris the Dragon, a series of picture books to help children and educators.

Our guest on this edition of Just One More Book! is Jessica Grass, head of marketing and education for Iris the Dragon. You can learn more about Iris the Dragon and the books in which she appears by visiting the website, iristhedragon.com.

Interview with Bruce Glassman of Red Cygnet Press

Monday, July 2, 2007.

Red Cygnet LogoThis episode is part of our Publishers Showcase, a special series of interviews with children’s book publishers, which we are running during the weeks of July 2 and July 10 2007.

A baby swan, or cygnet, is not remarkable to look at though it will grow and be nurtured into a beautiful bird that we know as a swan. That image is the concept behind Red Cygnet Press, a publishing company that searches for and helps first-time children’s book authors have their work published.

On this edition of Just One More Book I speak with Bruce Glassman, co-founder of Red Cygnet Press.

Participate in the conversation by leaving a comment on this interview, or send an email to justonemorebook@gmail.com.

Interview with Amy Wachspress: The Call To Shakabaz

Saturday, January 13, 2007.

The Call to ShakabzIn honour of Martin Luther King Day on Monday January 15, 2007, Amy Wachspress will be launching The Call to Shakabaz, an innovative, non-violent fantasy which is set in an African American cultural context.

Mark speaks with author and activist Amy Wachspress about this ambitious book, the importance of exercising our creativity and her seven daily practices that can change the world.

Participate in the conversation by leaving a comment on this interview, or send an email to justonemorebook@gmail.com.

Interview with Heather Jopling

Monday, December 4, 2006.

Heather JoplingMark speaks with Heather Jopling, author of Ryan’s Mom is Tall and founder of Nickname Press, about the challenges of bypassing the traditional publishing industry to introduce ideas of inclusion to the next generation.

Participate in the conversation by leaving a comment on this interview, or send an email to justonemorebook@gmail.com.

Books mentioned: The Not-So-Only Child

Photo: http://nicknamepress.com

 
 

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