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Candlewick Press is operating in accordance with the newest COVID-19–related guidelines from the
Massachusetts. The majority of staff continue to work remotely, and Candlewick Press wants to assure you
that we are taking every step possible to maintain business continuity while ensuring the safety and
well-being of our staff. We understand that it's a time of uncertainty, and our thoughts are with all who
have been impacted. Times like this remind us how thankful we are to be part of such a resilient community
and how truly grateful we are for each and every one of our partners and readers. We thank you for your
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Candlewick Press is committed to the authors and illustrators who create our books and to the readers who
love them. We value the art of storytelling and are keenly aware of the power of stories to connect and
comfort us. During this difficult time, we want to ensure our authors’ and illustrators’ works are protected
without being prohibitive. Please note, to avoid unrestricted sharing and possible copyright infringement
for any of our titles, it is our policy not to permit any posted recorded video readings showcasing the
entirety of our books on large, open, public platforms online such as YouTube, Facebook, etc. Live readings
are permissible on open platforms; please see below.
Below are guidelines we ask you to follow, and by posting a reading, you are agreeing to these terms,
which will remain in effect until your school, library, or venue reopens in full.Please note that many Candlewick Press books are available in audio and/or video formats. You may wish to
seek out those versions of the books to meet your needs instead of making your own.
Live readings of Candlewick Press books that are not recorded do not require permission from Candlewick
Librarians, teachers, parents, caregivers, members of the clergy, and staff of museums, bookstores, and
nonprofits can, through virtual means, read any Candlewick Press title live to their patrons, students, and
children. However, these readings cannot be archived or saved. If possible, we ask that live videos are
only through your school or group’s private platform or within a closed group with access limited to your
student/patron community. Please note at the beginning of your live reading that you are reading with
from Candlewick Press and give credit to the author and/or illustrator.
Teachers, librarians, and those who intend to make recordings may share these readings only on
platforms accessible solely to your students or patrons. These readings should not be archived or saved on
public social media channels, websites, YouTube, etc.
Prior to posting your reading, please email email@example.com with your name,
your city and state,
the name of your school/library/institution, the name of the private and closed platform you will use to
the reading, and the title and author/illustrator of the book(s) you intend to read. Please note that we
a high number of these requests and will do our best to respond as promptly as possible.
Authors and Illustrators:
Authors and illustrators can read their own books, as long as they’ve received permission from a
co-creator. These readings can be live or posted for a limited time on such outlets as Instagram Stories,
Snapchat, etc. For more recorded readings, or readings shared on closed, private platforms which will be
posted for more than 24 hours, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org