Started by:M.R. Robinson published the The Western Pennsylvania Scholastic in 1920 which would become the company known as Scholastic.
Baby Sitters Club
Famous For:Scholastic is most known for their book fairs at school and flyers that go into just about every classroom in America, selling children's books of all sorts. In 2005 Scholastic launched into the graphic novel business by acquiring the rights to Bone, one of the most beloved children’s graphic novels of all time.
Public Company (Can you own a piece of it?):You can own a piece of scholastic. NASDAQ: SCHL
Percentage Of Market Share (According to Diamond):As of August 2012 – Less than 0.22%
Creator Owned Projects:Bone
Location:557 Broadway New York City, New York 10012
Website:Main Website – www.scholastic.com
Scholastic Graphix - www.scholastic.com/graphix/
Send Projects to:Scholastic does not accept unsolicited manuscripts.
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History:Scholastic has a long history of publishing children’s materials for use in the classroom and to support education. Their original material consisted of magazines and book clubs geared for students of all ages. They have continued on this model of offering books for teachers, librarians, and children the world over through book fairs, classroom flyers, and stores.
They have continued and built upon this model with the introduction of graphic novels to their lineup. Their first one was a fantastic addition with the Bone series of books that had been previously self-published. They also have acquired popular titles such as Amulet, Copper, and The Baby-Sitters Club.
Scholastic continues to bring graphic novels to kids of all ages and is finding new items for their lineup all the time. Any graphic novel they grab is sure to gain a ton of exposure and publicity due to the fact that they have ads in so many schools across America, making it easy for kids to pick them up.