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Remembering Scholastic Book Fairs: A Roald Dahl Appreciation

Posted by Maina Chen on November 15, 2017

When I was younger, in elementary schools across the country, visits from the Scholastic Book Fairs were magical days to budding bibliophiles and students; any kid with a love of books was encouraged to sweep one off the metal shelves or to scribble on their book order forms about their newest finds. Without a doubt,

The Art of Feedback and Disagreeing with Neil Gaiman

Posted by Grace Safford on October 11, 2017

There are two things writers arguably love just as much as writing: talking about writing and looking for writing advice from famous authors. My roommate and I are both Professional Writing majors, and we just bought copies of Stephen King’s On Writing, fully intending to read the book from cover to cover.   Of course,

Amazon Books: Infiltrating the Heart of the Industry

Posted by Kiera Hufford on July 19, 2017

A little over a year ago, Jess talked with you guys about Amazon moving into their own space—the beginning of the online empire’s physical reign over the bookselling industry. Initially opening in Seattle, Amazon Books was (supposedly) intended to give book-buyers a more traditional experience, compared to books showing up in boxes on your doorstep after

Creating Your Personal Brand as a Writer

Posted by Emma Reed on May 17, 2017

Branding. We hear that word a lot nowadays. The first thing you probably think of is graphic design or big corporations. However, writers (now more than ever) also need to consider building their personal brands as they begin to put their work out in the world.   The word branding is used widely today, and

Playing in the Game of Exploitation

Posted by Kiera Hufford on March 22, 2017

Writing can be a dangerous business—especially when you’re inexperienced. Young writers are hungry for exposure and for opportunities to make themselves known, and I’ll openly admit that I’m no exception. Seeing my name in a byline is satisfying, no matter where the piece is published, and it’s a feeling I haven’t gotten tired of.  

Author Spotlight: Kara Joyce Talks Writing Forums

Posted by Kiera Hufford on January 18, 2017

Champlain Publishing’s latest project, Publishing: Digitized and Personalized, is set to launch on February 3. This particular collection of essays explores aspects of the publishing industry as it expands into a digital world. With topics ranging from digital printing to crowdfunding, this anthology is sure to teach you quite a bit about the adaptations publishing has

Author Spotlight: Taylor Covington Talks Crowdfunding

Posted by Jessica Demarest on January 11, 2017

Every organization has its legends, and Champlain Publishing is no exception. Having been around for about seven years now, we’ve seen quite a few faces pass through our proverbial doors. A recent Champlain alumna, Taylor Covington, served as Champlain Publishing’s Director of Outreach during her time on campus. We were sad to see her go when

Elegant Sparks

Posted by Brianne Reynolds on December 11, 2014

Elegant Sparks will spark your imagination. More than what  you see, a series of foldable paper designs that brings your creative mind to life. Our Sparks are created by renowned guitarist and best selling author Daniel Hecht. Our goal this semester is to create a marketing plan for Daniel Hecht and his Elegant Sparks so