Simon & Schuster Creates Imprint for Muslim-Themed Children’s Books

“Ms. Jaffery, 37, had long been bothered by the lack of Muslim characters in children’s literature. But the problem started to feel more acute about three years ago, when she began reading books with her young nieces and nephews. “It was hard not to notice that none of those books really reflected their experience,” she said.”

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Why One Author Decided to Self-Publish

via UnSplash

“I can’t deny getting dumped was an eye-opening experience. One minute I was a celebrated and successful debut novelist; the next I was hurled unceremoniously onto the ever-growing scrapheap of authors who are neither big names nor debuts.”

Read “I didn’t want to resort to self-publishing, but it’s an exhilarating change” by Louise Walters at The Guardian Books Blog.