Press Release: Simon & Schuster to Launch New Imprint
Esteemed children's book editor Caitlyn Dlouhy will launch an eponymous imprint, Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, Simon and Schuster Children's Publishing announced today. The newly formed imprint will reside within the larger Atheneum Books for Young Readers and will publish roughly twenty titles a year beginning in Spring 2016. The projects will range in age from picture books to young adult, and will have the literary quality and commercial appeal expected from one of publishing's most decorated editors. The news was announced by Justin Chanda, Vice President and Publisher of Atheneum Books for Young Readers, to whom Ms. Dlouhy will continue to report.
"The creation of this new imprint within Atheneum Books for Young Readers is a celebration of quality books for kids, and also a celebration of one of the publishing industry's finest editors," said Chanda.
Jon Anderson, President of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing added, "Caitlyn Dlouhy epitomizes editorial excellence. An eponymous imprint is the natural next step in a career that has produced an unparalleled number of critical and commercial successes."Ms. Dlouhy, whose new title is Vice President, Editorial Director, Caitlyn Dlouhy Books, first joined Atheneum in July of 1998. In her sixteen years at Simon & Schuster, she has proven herself to be an inspired and meticulous editor and a tireless advocate for her books. Her projects include works by bestselling and acclaimed authors and illustrators-Laurie Halse Anderson, Kathi Appelt, Ashley Bryan, Andrew Clements, Doreen Cronin, Frances O'Roark Dowell, Sharon Draper, Richard Jackson, William Joyce, Cynthia Kadohata, Uma Krishnaswami, Betsy Lewin, Alison McGhee, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Jason Reynolds, Peter Reynolds, Janne Teller, Tor Seidler, and David Small, to name but a few. In 2014 alone,her books garnered over twenty-five starred reviews. The list of accolades Dlouhy's books have received include: a Newbery Award, a Newbery Honor,a Printz Honor, three Coretta Scott King Award winners, two Coretta Scott King Honors, a Pura Belpré Award, three National Book Award nominees,one National Book Award, two Edgar Awards, five Christopher Awards, a Batchelder Honor, a Jane Addams Peace Award,two Josette Frank Awards, Simon &Schuster's first ever Pen USA Award in Children's books and first ever Bologna Ragazzi Award, an E.B. White Award, a Canadian Governor General's Award, a Stonewall Honor, and a Charlotte Zolotow Award.
"The strength of voice in characters is what I believe most helps kids as they find their own voices," said Dlouhy. "I'm thrilled and deeply grateful that Simon & Schuster continues to empathically support my quest to find those voices, those stories that speak to the hearts of young readers."
About Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing
Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, one of the leading children's book publishers in the world, is comprised of the following imprints: Aladdin, Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Beach Lane Books, Libros para Niños, Little Simon®, Margaret K. McElderry Books, Paula Wiseman Books, Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, Simon Pulse, and Simon Spotlight®. While maintaining an extensive award-winning backlist, the division continues to publish acclaimed and bestselling books for children of all ages. In addition to numerous Caldecott, Newbery, and National Book Award winners, Simon & Schuster publishes such high-profile properties and series as Eloise, Olivia, Raggedy Ann & AndyTM, Henry & Mudge®, The Hardy Boys®, Nancy Drew®, the Dork Diaries series, the Mortal Instruments series, Mike the Knight, and the original Cupcake Diaries and Creepover series. For more information about Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing, visit our website at www.simonandschuster.com.
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