Publisher Love

In my role as Publisher Liaison, my job is to notify publishers about their Cybils nominees, finalists, and winners, to answer any questions and concerns from publishers, and to coordinate review copies from those publishers that can provide them. It's a lot of work, but it's also very rewarding to be able to give good news to publishers and experience their reaction firsthand.

Here are a few posts from publishers happy about their nominated titles, and sharing the love with the wonderful authors and illustrators of the nominees.

Listing their ten Cybils nominees, Charlesbridge posts, "The Cybils are awesome and they like us. They really, really like us."

Tundra books congratulates the authors of their two nominated titles, with a shout out to the nominators.

Blooming Tree Press and CBAY Books offer "A big congratulations to our Cybils Award nominees!"

On behalf of the panelists who are working hard to read through all the nominated books, I'd like to express our gratitude to the following publishers (and their imprints) who are providing review copies in some form.

Abrams for Young Readers
Albert Whitman & Company
Automatic Pictures
Big Mouth House
Big Tent Books
Bloomsbury USA
Brown Books Publishing Group
Candlewick Press
Capstone Press
Childrens Brains are Yummy Books
Chronicle Books
Crossway Books
Curbstone Press
Dundurn Books
Eerdmans Books for Young Readers
Egmont USA
Frances Lincoln Childrens Books
Groundwood Books
Holiday House
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Imaajinn This
Kids Can Press, Ltd
Lands Atlantic Publishing, LLC
Lee & Low Books, Inc.
Lerner Publishing Group
Little, Brown
Marshall Cavendish Childrens Books
Mercier Press
Milkweed Editions
Mirror Publishing
Mushroom Hollow Press
National Geographic Children's Books
O Books
Oni Press
Orca Books
Penguin USA
Prairie Star Publishing
Puffin UK
Random House Children's Books
Raven Tree Press
Running Press Kids
Saffron Press
Seven Footer Press
Shadow Mountain
Shen's Books
Shenanigan Books
Simon & Schuster
Sleeping Bear Press
SLG Publishing
Sterling Publishing
Studio Foglio
Sylvan Dell Publishing
Tachyon Publications
Tanglewood Press
The Wild Rose Press
tiger tales
Tilbury House
VIZ Media, LLC
Weinstein Books
WestSide Books
Wire Rim Books
Zumaya Thresholds

And also to the following authors who provided books:

  • Elijah Meeks
  • Dawn Menge
  • Karen Okagaki
  • B Lee Schmidt
  • Barbara B Slater
  • Heidi Thomas
  • Melissa Walker


publishers and authors have been added to the list. Thanks go to the
following publishers, who are also providing review copies:

Big Mouth House
Brown Books Publishing Group
Dundurn Books
Mercier Press
Weinstein Books

And also the following authors who are sending review copies of their books:

Elijah Meeks
Dawn Menge
Barbara B. Slater
B Lee Schmidt

A tip of the hat to all of you for making our panelists' job easier!

Providing review copies is not necessary for a book to be considered. Panelists will do everything they can to find all nominees in the library and through ILL, when review copies aren't available. And although we don't ask panelists to purchase the nominees, some dedicated panelists have bought their own copies of nominees that they couldn't find elsewhere, in order to give those books fair consideration. 

Finally, I'd like to thank the publishers, authors, and illustrators of all the nominated books for helping to create such great books for children and teens!

If I missed anyone, please let me know in the comments below or by emailing me at sruth (at) wandsandworlds (dot) com.

Sheila Ruth