Penelope’s 2nd Birthday iPad Mini Giveaway

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  We are very excited to be celebrating Penelope's 2nd birthday by offering another iPad Mini Giveaway! Our last iPad Mini Giveaway had thousands of entries and many left wonderful comments about how they would use the iPad Mini in their daily life.  I love that the iPad mini offers small hands a better grasp as well as the fact that it can be used for educational and play time for the kids.  There are so many wonderful apps to choose from these days!  Good luck to me best mates - we appreciate you and all your support over the past two years!  And make sure to check out our interview with the illustrator of Penelope, Paul Johnson, and read more about Penelope's next purple adventure!  The developers below have generously supported this iPad Mini Giveaway so please stop by their Facebook pages to say hello!  The information about each company was taken from their respective … [Read more...]

In the Spotlight: Margie Blumberg of MB Publishing

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This past week we spoke with the Founders of the Children's Book Insider about the advantages and obstacles indie authors and publishers have to face in this competitive and changing market.  Indie author and publisher Margie Blumberg writes and publishes wonderful books through her small publishing house, MB Publishing.  We love the award-winning Sunny Bunnies and Breezy Bunnies particularly, and the illustrations are really top-notch.  Her new release, Celtic Run, is an action-adventure middle-grade novel set in Ireland. I had a chance to speak with Ms. Blumberg about her journey as an author and small publisher this week. Tell us how the idea to do Sunny Bunnies and Breezy Bunnies came about? The series, which will include one book for each season (so far, we have a spring tale—Breezy Bunnies—and a summer tale—Sunny Bunnies), came about while recovering from a sore neck … [Read more...]