This unique series brings readers into the fascinating lives of those whose extraordinary efforts have shaped and created today's world of publishing. Readers will learn about the vision, talent, and drive of these incredible entrepreneurs. Each book highlights family and educational background, contributions to publishing, and lasting legacy. Beautiful design, captivating photos, and informative sidebars complement easy-to-read, engaging text. Readers are left with a deeper, more meaningful understanding of media and the publishing world. Publishing Pioneers is a series in Essential Library, an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
- Spring 2020
- Fall 2019
|Interest Level||Grade 6 - Grade 12|
|Reading Level||Grade 7|
|BISACS||JNF007030, JNF011000, JNF010000|
|Number of Pages||112|
|Title Format||Reinforced Library Bound Hardcovers, Anywhere eBooks|
|Graphics||Full-color photographs, Historical photographs|
|Dimensions||6.25 x 9.25|
|Online Resources||FREE! Booklinks Nonfiction Network|
Jeff Bezos (Publishing Pioneers) – Booklist
. . .it’s that belief in the enthusiasm of the masses that colors this insightful bio on billionaire CEO Bezos. With succinct prose, Robinson describes the inquisitive child who became the visionary leader and offers up irresistible details of Amazon’s early days of packing up orders in Bezos’ garage. Technological asides into advances like the Mosaic browser, book recommendation via artificial intelligence, “1-Click” shopping, and more are well integrated. . . . This entry in the Publishing Pioneers series is a wonderful intro to a paradigm-shifting e-tailer.
Publishing Pioneers – School Library Journal
This series covers a wide range of familiar, but not extensively covered, figures who played critical roles in the world of publishing. . . . The research is solid and there are extensive source notes. With marbled borders and an array of photographs, maps, diagrams, and document reproductions, these books have an engaging and pleasing design. An unusual feature is the “Places to Visit” section, which suggests locations around the world that have relevant collections or displays. Primarily for report writers, these books offer a closer look at some unique individuals.