22MW’s editor, Susan Elkin, helps writers find their voice. She brings an instinctive knowledge of a project’s audience to each assignment and the ability to shape a manuscript according to a client’s needs. She is excited by ideas that reflect both current trends and historical examination, and brings curiosity and a love of writing and reading to her work. In addition to devouring books, magazines, and online content, Susan enjoys spending time outdoors with her three kids.
“Lary and his partners have always been my first choice for a book packager to put together all aspects of a publishing project—from hiring and managing authors, illustrators, and designers, to working with third parties to secure creative approvals. They are reliable, creative, and a pleasure to work with, and I highly recommend them.”
“It was a pleasure working with a team who shared a vision of creating a fresh series about Colonial America—one that would make kids feel they were living the history, not just reading about it. Lary and his creative team were always available, always positive, and always ready with creative ideas.”
“It is such a pleasure to work with Lary and his team—everything gets done right . . . and right on time! His team is savvy, creative, and marvelously flexible when it comes to difficult schedules, not to mention content that needs special treatment, both editorially and in terms of design. I’m so proud of the beautiful books we’ve published together.”
“This 25th anniversary reissue from the American Museum of Natural History functions as a reference book and a stunning pictorial tour of gemstones. VERDICT: Recommended both for its reference value and as a coffee-table book, this title will appeal to geologists and lovers of the lapidary arts.”
“Barbara and Lary have supported me on my author journey from day one in the traditional publishing world. They are a sibling team who work with integrity and diligence, all while taking into account my opinion, voice, and intent with my work in the world. Their insider’s view of the traditional publishing world has been invaluable. I am beyond filled with gratitude for their help, and their guidance has been a solid foundation while shaping my writing career.”
“It was my lucky day when Lary Rosenblatt and Barbara Stewart of 22MediaWorks said “Let’s do it!” when I asked them to help me put out my first cookbook. They expertly guided me through concept development, to proposal, to negotiations with my publisher. They supported me every step of the way, addressing every query and resolving every concern. I couldn’t be more delighted and proud of the outcome and grateful for their guidance. They are the best and I enthusiastically anticipate our next project.”
I started working with Lary Rosenblatt as the writer for Asian Pacific American Heroes, a middle grade nonfiction book for Scholastic. It was my first time writing in this genre and I had a steep learning curve and a short timeframe. Lary and his team gently and patiently worked with me until the project was completed. He has since helped me polish other children’s book manuscripts, securing two meetings with editors within just a few months of working together. The result of the first meeting is—happy news—a picture book contract! It’s been a dream come true working with Lary and his team! I feel nurtured and supported.”