I’m excited to share that Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World was selected by dPICTUS for their list of 100 Outstanding Picturebooks of 2023! dPICTUS is an online platform used by publishers to promote their titles, secure foreign rights deals, discover emerging talent, and make new publishing connections to meet at book fairs. Continue reading Food for the Future selected by dPICTUS for 100 Outstanding Picture Books of 2023!
I’m thrilled to announce my first children’s book award ever! My book even gets a gold sticker!
For those who are not familiar with Junior Library Guild, they are a curating subscription service for libraries. Their team of expert librarians reads children’s books before they are published to pick “award-worthy and award-winning titles for libraries across the country. They have a track record to back this up. Continue reading Food for the Future is a Junior Library Guild Selection!
Scholastic Purchased my Kickstarter book, CHANGING THE GAME: ASIAN PACIFIC AMERICAN FEMALE ATHLETES!
Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World by Mia Wenjen, illustrated by Robert Sae-Heng releases Spring of 2023 through Barefoot Books.
This is a rhyming picture book featuring twelve unusual farms around the world. From vertical gardens in Singapore to ancient terrace farms in Chile, humans have innovated with sustainable farms throughout history. How do we feed our planet? Here are 12 ways we can grow food while caring for our planet! [picture book, ages 3 and up] Continue reading Food for the Future COVER REVEAL!
Happy News! I have a new picture book coming out with Eifrig Publishing in the Spring of 2024, just in time for the Paris Olympics! Is the timing a coincidence? 🙂
Boxer Baby will be illustrated by Kai Gietzen. He’s a new incredible talent, freshly graduated from Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in illustration. Check out his portfolio here. Continue reading Announcing my newest picture book … BOXER BABY!
I am thrilled to be making a picture book biography with Red Comet Press! Keith Henry Brown will illustrate! Continue reading Book Announcement: Postcards from Malcolm X!
I’m thrilled to announce that I have a new picture book coming out through Barefoot Books spring of 2023!
Robert Sae-Heng is the illustrator. Lisa Rosinsky is the editor. Lary Rosenblatt at 22MediaWorks represented me. Jess Lomas at Inkling Illustration represented the illustrator. Continue reading New Book Announcement! Food for the Future, a picture book about sustainable farms!
This is from Becky Flansburg, author of Sissy Goes Tiny:
“You can buy one (or 10) ISBNs from Bowkers (www.myidentifiers.org) and they are 100% yours. Buying 10 enables you to have 10 in a sequential series (helpful if you intend to be a publisher or write more books). BUT, there is another option too: when you upload your book to Amazon, you can choose to get a free ISBN through them. The downside is that Amazon owns your ISBN number, not you. If you use Amazon KDP’s free ISBN, they will be listed as your “publisher.” So, if you have a business set up and want your business to be noted as your “publisher,” then buy an ISBN from Bowker.
I printed Changing the Game with Kindle Direct Printing (KDP) because I didn’t research my options. That was a mistake!
I will write a separate post on ISBN numbers and how that affects selling your book on Amazon, but I made the mistake of thinking that printing through Amazon’s Kindle Direct Printing would at least allow me to run ads on Amazon to sell my book. Nothing could be further from the truth! Continue reading Kindle Direct Printing vs IngramSpark?
I met William Xue through my LinkedIn network. He says that his company, Win Choi, specializes in high-quality printing jobs since 2008, especially in children’s books and pop-up books. His company offers competitive pricing and a high-quality product. Continue reading Another Printer for Children’s Books including Pop Up Books