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2019 Moonbeam Children's Book Award Results
2019 Moonbeam Children's Book Award Results

Celebrating Youthful Curiosity, Discovery and Learning through Books and Reading.

Jenkins Group is proud to announce the winners of the 2019 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. Launched in 2007, the awards are intended to bring increased recognition to exemplary children's books …   read more

On the Hummus Route
On the Hummus Route
by Jim Barnes / July 2019

A utopian journey between cities, people, and dreams

“A Palestinian, a Lebanese, and an Israeli walk into a bar…” This is not the beginning of a joke, but the start of a true story of how the co-creators of the book, Ariel Rosenthal, …   read more

Ask the Lit Agent
Ask the Lit Agent
by Mark Gottlieb

Trident Media Group Agent Mark Gottlieb Answers Questions Independent Authors & Self-Publishers Have About Working With a Literary Agent

Editors note: Mark Gottlieb, literary agent at Trident Media Group, authored this article exclusively for Independent Publisher. Our thanks to Mark for sharing his knowledge and we look forward to mor …   read more

2020 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are Now Open
2020 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards are Now Open

“Celebrating Youthful Curiosity, Discovery and Learning Through Books and Reading”

(October 30, 2019 – Traverse City, Michigan)  Jenkins Group is proud to announce the opening and first call for entries into the 2020 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards. The 14th annual contes …   read more

First Impressions
First Impressions
by Jillian Manning / November 2019

How to Write a Great First Chapter

You've written (or you're writing) a book. It is filled with tens of thousands of words, hundreds of pages, and dozens of chapters. But somehow, it's those first words, that first chapter, that make a …   read more

An Author’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays
An Author’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays
by Jillian Manning / December 2019

10 Dos and Don’ts

Holidays are a time to celebrate, spend time with friends and family, and take a breather from the daily grind. The holidays also come with their share of stress, whether that's the stress of hosting, …   read more