Oh MG News

June 7, 2018

It won’t’ be about Harry Potter, but J. K. Rowling says she’s planning to write another middle-grade book soon. She teases the news on her website, saying she’s been “playing with the …. story for about six years…” She says the new book won’t be about wizarding either.

May 25, 2018

Richard Peck, author of middle-grade classics such as The Best Man, A Year Down Yonder, and A Long Way from Chicago, has died. He was 84 years old.

Book Marks has launched and already has two partners. The literary review aggregation site says it aims to be something like film’s “Rotten Tomatoes,” but for books. The American Booksellers Association will put the widget on the IndieBound.org. As of now, the widget does not have a children’s book category.

May 15, 2018

BookExpo 2018 is coming to the Javits Center in NYC, May 30-June 1. Planners are promising a reimagined event that transforms this trade show into a new experience, bringing together all aspects of the publishing industry together under one roof. Attendees “will experience, in-person, how content creation, rights trading, retail strategy and consumer behavior will increase profit and give you the tools to succeed in today’s shifting marketplace.”