Raven Timberline Columnist specializes in ancestors oriented, high-quality, bilingual (English-Spanish) children`s account books with accepted capacity that can address to some cultures. Their books accept garnered babble reviews and won awards. Actuality to allocution about the columnist is administrator Aurora Jeffers. Jeffers is aswell an able children`s biographer and columnist of the bilingual titles, Vegetable Dreams and Admirable Moon.
Thanks for getting actuality today, Dawn. Acquaint us, how did Atramentous Timberline Columnist get started?
The administrator knew a accumulation of accomplished writers and artists in the Midwest. That basin of bounded aptitude helped barrage the antecedent list. With the success of the books the aptitude basin advance through the US and now we proudly plan with aptitude about the world.
Who is your primary audience?
Our account books are focused on accouchement grades preschool third grade. Because our book are co-released as bilingual books in English and Spanish the chat calculation is commonly low and the artwork haveto acquaint sub-stories for us.
What genres do you broadcast and for what age group?
We are a adolescent fiction administrator exclusively. We accept one alternation that blends fiction (postcards accounting by a child) with non-fictions (facts and photos about specific locations in the United States).
Is there a big bazaar for bilingual books ?
Children`s books in accepted is a huge bazaar and awful competitive. We bare something to differentiate ourselves and there were no top superior bilingual books in the market. We focused on befitting assembly superior high, artwork admirable and accomplished translations. These books can then be acclimated in schools for accent acquirements in either language, in a bilingual home area the ancestor may allege one accent and the adolescent is acquirements a additional in school, and by accouchement and families that are analytical about a additional language. They can use a account book in the acquirements as the illustrations advice to cue the words in some cases. We end every book with a keyword cant account to aid in learning. These books advice create accent acquirements fun.
Are your books accessible in Spanish-speaking countries alfresco the US?
That has been a claiming for us. We accept translators that alloy those types of Spanish alotof generally acclimated in the United States and try to alloy the adaptation to clothing this blend. Spanish in Spain and sometimes the Spanish in Latin America do not bout the adaptation in our books . We do action our books for rights acquirement so that the publishers in those countries can retranslate for their bazaar and then album the books for their needs. That is true for not alone Spanish speaking countries, but any aggregation that may wish a bifold accent presentation.
What do you attending for in a account book manuscript?
We attending for a adventure that is calmly illustratable. We attending for ancestors oriented, accepted storylines. We do not charge culturally specific or multicultural belief as we accept a acceptable adventure is a acceptable adventure in any language. In the alteration action we lower the chat calculation and accept words that can be translated.
Do you acquire unagented submissions?
Yes, but we consistently ask an biographer or abettor to appearance our website afore any submission. We wish them to become accustomed with our books and guidelines. It will save anybody time and resources.
Are you searching for English/Spanish translators at this time?
We are not searching for translators.
Sometimes the accent of a book is absent in a translation. What do you attending for in a translator?
Tone is so important. In a childrens book accurately we wish the accouchement to be accomplished and entertained. We charge translators that accept had acquaintance translated artistic autograph and accurately adolescent fiction. Those that portray the articulation of the characters in our books is analytical to us. We aswell wish that acuteness to alloy discussed beforehand and that is catchy sometimes.
Is there annihilation abroad you`d like to acquaint our readers?
Please appointment our website. We wish writers, readers and translators to understand who we are and what we produce. If you accept children, allotment one of our books with them and see them ablaze up seeing a additional accent in the book. It is so absorbing that accouchement adulation to acquaintance the new accent if adults are sometimes hesitant.
Thanks for the interview, Dawn!
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