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Seeing Each Other via Books

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  3. Saturday, 07 March 2020
Keynote address given by publisher Karl Beckstrand to the Utah Educational Library Media Association, Weber State University, 6 March 2020 How important is it that kids see themselves in books? I’m no childhood development expert; I hope you can look past any incorrect terminology I may use and hear...

New YA Sci-fi, Fantasy, Curricula & Reference Books

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  3. Friday, 28 February 2020
Last year, I surprised myself by creating 17 new multicultural products. This year I got help from amazing authors—and am pleased to announce that Premio Publishing & Gozo Books now offers Young Adult Science Fiction, Y.A. Fantasy, Middle-grade, Reference, and Curricula titles. These are in addi...

How Many??

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  3. Tuesday, 03 December 2019
I’ve finished creating my 2020 multicultural children’s books catalog. I really thought I’d been a slacker in 2019, but—HOLY GUACAMOLE—turns out, I created 17 new products this year (for a total of 130 since 2004)! Publishing sure has changed! It used to be that getting books to readers required the...

No Time to Read? Get Western Thrills on Audio

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  3. Saturday, 02 November 2019
Audiobook sales have jumped 37 percent since 2017, according to the Association of American Publishers. Now busy people can hear an award winning western thriller while on the go. To Swallow the Earth, the novel I co-wrote with my grandfather (and which won an International Book Award), has been ava...

Multicultural Mystery Book Teaches Prepositions in English and Spanish

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  3. Wednesday, 22 May 2019
My 22nd book, It Came from under the High Chair: A Mystery, almost never got published. I thought the concept of a monster made of spilled food might be too disgusting. Then I saw all those best-selling bathroom/gross humor books and figured the world was ready for my 20-year-old idea. Plus, it’s ed...

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