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Military spouse Elizabeth Castro teaches English for speakers of other languages for DODEA in Okinawa, Japan where she sees the effects of transitions on students and on her own military children.
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Seasons of Support: Helping Military-Connected Students Thrive

by Laura Martin

While the impact of military life is global, support for mobile military-connected students starts closer to home, with proactive parents and teachers, plus solid tools and resources. Parents and education professionals talk about the ways Seasons of My Military Student: Practical Ideas for Parents and Teachers, written by two military spouses, is making a difference for their students. […]

BookCon 2019: Authors Inspire Readers & Writers
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BookCon 2019: Authors Inspire Readers & Writers

by Elle Cohen

BookCon is an annual celebration for book lovers that brings together fans of all ages and their favorite authors. Ten-year-old book reviewer Elle Cohen offers a glimpse of the young adult and middle grade authors at this year’s show, including insights from popular authors Julie Murphy, Evangeline Lilly, and R.J. Palacio. […]

“The author and publisher are partners in all aspects of the book publishing process, including—and especially—marketing, which is the key to sales.” Says Angela Coleman, founding president of Sisterhood Agenda.
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Publishers Consider Author Marketing Vital to a Book’s Success

by Terri Barnes

When considering manuscripts for publication, publishers look at more than the quality and marketability of a book. They look at an author’s marketing ability as well. Beginning with their first contact with prospective authors, independent publishers are intentional in their conversations about marketing, emphasizing that authors must build platforms, connect with readers, and participate fully in promoting their work. […]