InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Eric Hill Has Died

1000015103_w300

Eric Hill (pictured, via) has passed away. He was 86-years-old.

Hill established his publishing career as the creator of the Spot picture book series. The first installment, Where’s Spot, was released back in 1980. Overall, he has sold more than 60 million books around the world.

Don Weisberg, the president of Penguin Young Readers Group, had this statement in the announcement: “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Eric Hill. He was a visionary children’s book author and illustrator who created one of today’s most iconic children’s book characters and changed the landscape of children’s book design with his now ubiquitous lift-the-flap design. Spot has entertained and educated generations of pre-schoolers, a fact that gave Eric much joy. He was very fond of Spot, and we are forever grateful for his contribution to children’s books.”

Mediabistro Course

The Art of the Book Review

The Art of the Book ReviewStarting August 4, learn how to get paid to write reviews that will influence the publishing landscape! Taught by a Publishers Weekly book critic, you'll learn how to recommend a book to its audience, write reviews of varying lengths, tailor a review to a specific publication and more! You'll leave this course with two original reviews and a list of paying markets for book reviews. Register now!