Young Palmetto Books on National TV!
This weekend, Young Palmetto Books reached book-lovers across the nation! C-SPAN’s BookTV featured the South Carolina Center for Children’s Books and Literacy (SCCCBL) and Young Palmetto Books on Sunday, May 19, during its program on Columbia, SC.
SCCCBL Executive Director and YPB Series Editor Kim Jeffcoat met with BookTV at our location in downtown Columbia to discuss SCCCB’s literacy outreach work and the mission of Young Palmetto Books. Kim pointed out that we’re setting a precedent for the nation here in South Carolina, because no other university press has a children’s book imprint or gives special attention to publishing children’s material.
The future for both YPB and SCCCBL is exciting. Kim gave BookTV’s viewers a hint about what’s to come as we begin to integrate technology into SCCCBL’s literacy outreach program. It will be a perfect match for the tech side of what we’re doing with Young Palmetto Books, publishing e-book versions of every title in our series.
For a full inside look at SCCCBL and YPB, check out the full clip here and let us know what you think!