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Michael Sampson Books is a new imprint of Brown Books Publishing Group that promotes children's literacy

Michael Sampson is the best-selling author of over 40 children's books
on Jan 12, 2023
Michael Sampson Books

Brown Books Publishing Group (BBPG) is pleased to announce the launch of their new imprint Michael Sampson Books, which will be available in the fall of 2023. The imprint will publish and promote excellent storytellers who focus on literacy for young readers, and will be named after New York Times bestselling author and former Fulbright Scholar Michael Sampson. BBPG President and COO Thomas Reale will serve as the imprint's editorial acquisitions director. Sampson will provide editorial feedback, notes for acquired manuscripts, and help promote the authors and their books.

"Over the past year, Michael's passion and deep experience in early literacy inspired us to produce at our highest level," says Reale. "Over time, we started talking about storytelling in general, as well as the authors we both like and admire. The discussion about leaving an imprint evolved naturally from there.

Michael Sampson is the best-selling author of over 40 children's books. During his Ph.D. studies in Reading at the University of Arizona in the 1970s, he formed a lifelong friendship and professional relationship with mentor and colleague Bill Martin Jr. Sampson recalled their long, creative partnership as a key source of inspiration for the imprint's mission when establishing the imprint. "The books will follow Bill's innovative approach to reading, founded on the idea that when a child loves a story, they will read it repeatedly until they know it by heart. The more books a child enjoys, the more he or she will enjoy reading."

Michael Sampson Books will release a series of picture and middle grade books that will be a brand extension of what parents and educators have come to know and love about Sampson's incredible work with children's literacy. Alithia Ramirez will be the first of ten books to be released in the next 12 months. Violet Lemay, an award-winning author and illustrator, wrote Was an Artist.

"Given our evolution over three decades, we feel this partnership signals the next level of our development and growth as a publisher," said BBPG Founder and CEO Milli Brown of the launch. Submissions can be made through literary agents or by authors directly to the publisher, according to company policy.

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