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Posts Tagged ‘Sharon Creech’

Sarah Odedina Leaving Bloomsbury Children’s Books

Sarah Odedina will be leaving Bloomsbury Children’s Books to serve as publisher of a new children’s fiction list at the Swedish media group, Bonnier.

Odedina published all of J.K. Rowling‘s Harry Potter books during her fourteen-year tenure at Bloomsbury. She has also worked with authors Sharon Creech, Jennifer Donnelly and Neil Gaiman. She began her career at Penguin Books and Orchard Books.

Odedina (pictured, via) explained to Publishers Weekly: “It was a very hard decision to leave Bloomsbury but a very easy decision to join Bonnier. These opportunities don’t come along very often and it was so clear that I should accept it.” Her start date at Bonnier has not yet been announced because Odedina has agreed to stay on at Bloomsbury a successor has been appointed.

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Librarians Study Print Books with 26+ Checkouts To Challenge HarperCollins eBook Policy

Librarians at the Pioneer Library System in Oklahoma created the video embedded above, criticizing HarperCollins’ new policy of only allowing 26 checkouts of a digital eBook.

The video looks at five print books, showing the actual wear and tear on well-loved books with 25, 48, and 120 checkouts. We’ve included the complete list of books and checkouts below, counting the number of hypothetical eBook copies the library would have to buy of the same title.

Here’s more from the post: “replacement of books in libraries is based upon the condition of the book, not the number of times it has been checked out.  It is not unusual for popular books to be checked out 100 times or more before the wear and tear of circulation takes its toll and the book has to be replaced or repaired.”

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