Manuscript Format

So you have a good idea for a children’s book. Now what? I’m often asked what form the manuscript should take. In the world of children’s books, manuscript style can vary as much as the subject matter of each book. Here’s some practical advice from someone that’s reviewed countless manuscripts over the years. First, you […]

A Charitable Children’s Author

Author Doug Malan announced that he will contribute 50% of all proceeds from the sale of his book Let’s Go to the Ballpark! to the Harrisburg Disaster Relief Fund. Doug Malan grew up in Pinckneyville, IL, about 60 miles from Harrisburg. I asked Doug why he chose to donate to the Harrisburg Disaster Relief Fund, […]

A Little Update

As you may know, Mascot was founded in 2003 with a self-published children’s book about Virginia Tech’s lovable mascot, the Hokie Bird. That’s how we got our start … and that’s how we got our name. From there, we’ve gone on to publish children’s titles for hundreds of colleges, professional sports teams, and even elementary […]

Michigan Mascot

Open letter from Mascot Books to University of Michigan Athletic Director, Dave Brandon. Dave, On January 3rd the Michigan Wolverines square off against the Virginia Tech Hokies in the Sugar Bowl. It’ll cap a great season for both teams and mark the first meeting of two great institutions with stellar football programs. The game (and […]

Happy Holidays from Mascot Books!

As 2011 draws to a close, I wanted to personally extend holiday wishes to everyone in the Mascot family – our employees, our partners, our authors, and our young readers.     Working together, we’ve accomplished some great things over the past twelve months.  Our creative and talented authors wrote about timely issues that inspired, […]