Andrews McMeel Publishing (AMP) is the newest member of the Children’s Book Council (CBC), joining other publishers such as Scholastic, Penguin and our partner in print, Epic!. This move signifies AMP’s commitment to children’s literature and opens up a wide range of opportunities to communicate what makes our children’s books so special, including seasonal announcements, author features in industry trade emails, book recommendation lists used year-round by educators and caregivers, and inclusion in press releases that each garner a minimum of 25 million media impressions.
AMP is looking forward to sharing resources, fostering collaboration, and working alongside industry professionals, as well as helping shape the future of children’s publishing. Another benefit of the membership includes participation in all CBC programming, including Children’s Book Week, Children’s & Teen Choice Book Awards, and the “Get Caught Reading” program that provides inspirational posters featuring fan-favorite characters to libraries across the country.
The CBC is the national nonprofit trade association of children’s book publishers. Since 1944, their mission has been to support the industry as well as children’s literacy throughout North America through programs such as as Children’s Book Week, the nation’s longest-running literacy initiative. Their partners include the American Library Association, the literacy nonprofit Every Child a Reader, Library of Congress, the National PTA, and other like-minded organizations.