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Capstone Young Readers to Launch ‘Craft It Yourself’ Lifestyle Brand

capstone youngCapstone Young Readers will initiate a new lifestyle brand called Craft It Yourself (CIY)™.

According to the press release, the crafting and lifestyle books that will be published through this venture target tween and teen female readers. CIY launches with the release of seven books that have been previously published by Capstone Young Readers including Planning Perfect Parties, Dessert Designer, and Paper Artist.

Group publisher Ashley Andersen Zantop had this statement in the release: “Our readers amaze us with their creativity, skill, and appetite for new and innovative crafts. Craft It Yourself is a brand readers can count on for inspiration and unique, contemporary projects they can make their own.”

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Capstone Young Readers to Launch New Young Adult Imprint

switchCapstone Young Readers will launch an imprint specializing in the young adult genre. Switch Press will offer readers both fiction and nonfiction titles.

The editors plan to acquire eight to twelve manuscripts on a yearly basis. Some of the books featured on the inaugural list include The Isobel Journal by Isobel Harrop, Half My Facebook Friends Are Ferrets by J.A. Buckle, and The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling. The publisher has scheduled these titles to be published in the Fall 2014 season.

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Ashley Andersen Zantop Joins Capstone

Ashley Andersen Zantop will serve as group publisher and general manager at Capstone.

Zantop gave this quote in the press release: “I’m thrilled to join Capstone, a proven leader in children’s publishing for the last 20 years, and I look forward to driving product development and expanding our presence in trade, international, classroom and other markets, while maintaining our leadership position in the library market.”

Zantop has been in the industry for more than 20 years with experience in both editorial and graphic design. Her publishing career includes jobs held at Trudy Corporation and Plymouth Press.