In the Spotlight: Jon Bard of the Children’s Book Insider


The Children's Book Insider (CBI) and The Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)  have both played a role in helping me to realize my dream of publishing a children's picture  book.  Both offer wonderful advice and suggestions to help writers along their sometimes lonesome and frustrating  journey of getting published. The Children's Book Insider (CBI) website and newsletter offers fantastic tips from experts in the industry such as Karen Robertson of Treasure Kai.  I had a chance to speak to Jon Bard who started the Children's Book Insider with his wife, Laura Backes.  Tell us how you became the Editor at CBI? We're a family business.  When I met my wife (and partner) Laura, she was a children's literary agent in NYC.  I owned a PR firm.  She loved children's books, but wasn't crazy about agenting.  I was about done with PR. Whenever someone found out what … [Read more...]