February 18, 2018

Winslow Files for Chapter 11

By Walter Minkel


Winslow Press, the publisher that attempted to integrate children’s and young adult books with its Web site, has recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. Winslow had hoped to avoid that predicament by securing $400,000 in new investment funds. However, the funding never materialized.

The publisher, which has reorganized as Winslow House, was forced to lay off more than half of its 20 employees. Although Winslow has closed its office in Delray Beach, FL, it has maintained its New York City office.

Winslow plans to continue publishing its two popular series, Dear Mr. President, with five titles now in print, and the Hourglass Adventures, a four-volume paperback time-travel series aimed at middle school girls. Two more Hourglass novels are in development, says Winslow president Diane Kessenich, and Winslow recently signed a deal with discount retailer, Target, to ship 80,000 copies of the Hourglass Adventures books. Kessenich also says an interactive curriculum based on th
e Dear Mr. President series and aimed at teachers should be available in time for the 2002-2003 school year.