How can I write to one of your authors?
Our authors love getting mail from readers! Please send your letter to
c/o Arthur A. Levine Books
New York, NY 10012
I found an error in one of your books. Where can I report it?
Arthur A. Levine Books strives to produce the most perfect books possible, but mistakes do occasionally slip by us! If you wish to report one, please send a letter with the title of the book, the page number of the error, and an explanation of the mistake to:
Arthur A. Levine Books
New York, NY 10012
How can I request review copies or other publicity information about one of your books?
To request a review copy for media purposes or other publicity information about one of our books, please e-mail the Scholastic publicity department at TradePublicity@scholastic.com.
How can I set up an author appearance at my school?
For school appearances, please contact AuthorVisit@Scholastic.com.
How can I get permission to use part of one of your books in a project I'm working on?
If the material to be quoted falls outside the guidelines for "fair use" and requires a legal permission notice, please send your request to Scholastic Inc., Attention: Permissions Department, 557 Broadway, New York, NY 10012.
How can I tell if my Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone is a first edition, first printing?
Book collectors often write to us and ask how they can determine if they have a first printing of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Here are a few signs:
1. On the copyright page, the printing line reads: 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2 8 9/9 0/0 01 02
2. There is no "Year 1" in a box on the spine.
3. The back of the dust jacket has a quote from the Guardian, London: "Harry Potter could assume the same near-legendary status as Roald Dahl's Charlie, of chocolate factory fame."
4. The book is priced at $16.95.
Do you accept unsolicited manuscripts?
We do, via our Submittable account! Please view our submissions guidelines here.
What are your guidelines for manuscript submission?
1. Write a really wonderful book.
2. View our submissions guidelines here.
3. Send us a query letter via Submittable.
And that's it!
Who's Arthur A. Levine?
Arthur A. Levine is a vice-president of Scholastic Inc. and publisher of Arthur A. Levine Books. He is also a good tennis player, father to Max, and an author himself.
Who's on staff at Arthur A. Levine Books?
In addition to Arthur, the editorial staff of Arthur A. Levine Books includes Weslie Turner, Kait Feldmann, and Nick Thomas.
Weslie Turner is an Assistant Editor at Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic. She has worked on children’s books for all ages, including The Lotterys Plus One by New York Times bestselling author Emma Donoghue, Unidentified Suburban Object by Mike Jung, the Cleo Edison Oliver series by Coretta Scott King Award winner Sundee T. Frazier, and the forthcoming YA novel Sparrow by Sarah Moon. She is most interested in diverse middle grade and young adult fiction, especially those with original fantasy and/or science fiction elements.
Kait Feldmann is an Associate Editor at Arthur A. Levine Books, an imprint of Scholastic, where her focus is on picture books and international publishing. She joined Scholastic in May of 2014 and gained editorial experience assisting Executive Editors Tracy Mack, Michael di Capua, Cheryl Klein, and Andrea Davis Pinkney. A few of the titles she worked on include Newbery Honor-winner Echo by Pam Muñoz Ryan, The Marvels by Brian Selznick, and Ice Cream Summer by Peter Sís. Kait is a strong advocate for diverse representation and is always looking for meaningful, character-driven stories with humor and heart. Follow her on Twitter @kaitfeldmann.
Nick Thomas is an Editor with Arthur A. Levine Books/Scholastic, where he started as an Editorial Assistant. He also held positions with Bloomsbury, Chicken House, and David Fickling Books before returning to his AALB roots. He edits middle grade and young adult books, and looks for stories that change something about you by the time you’re finished.
What is an imprint?
An imprint is an independent editorial operation within a larger publishing house. Arthur A. Levine Books combines the editorial vision and personal attention of a small publisher with the financial, sales, and marketing capabilities of Scholastic Inc. - very much the best of both worlds.
What kind of books do you publish?
We publish the kind of books that you look back on in twenty years and tell your best friend, "Yeah, that was my FAVORITE book. I still have my tattered copy." We publish a lot of different kinds of books - fiction and some nonfiction for children, teenagers, and discerning adults - but when we're considering something we always ask ourselves, "Is this the BEST book of its kind? Is it the most original, beautifully illustrated picture book? Is it the most hysterically funny, laugh-out-loud novel? Does this work of nonfiction change the way I thought about something important?" You get the idea.
How can I apply for a job with Arthur A. Levine Books?
No positions are currently available, but you can send a resume and cover letter here. We love talking about our books, so we do informational interviews as time permits.
Does Arthur A. Levine Books offer internships?
Yes! Interested parties should send a resume and cover letter here, outlining your educational background and interest in children's books. We have one full-time paid intern each summer through the Scholastic Inc. internship program. In addition to sending your resume and cover letter, you should apply for this position with us through the Scholastic Inc. internship program.