Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Rubin Pfeffer

Rubin Pfeffer served as President and Publisher of Harcourt Brace Jovanovich Trade, working with world-renowned writers and illustrators of Adult and Children’s literature including Alice Walker, Umberto Eco, Virginia Hamilton, Wendell Minor, Don and Audrey Wood, Janell Cannon, among many others. As SVP and Chief Creative Officer of Pearson, Inc. Pfeffer coordinated programs between the Penguin imprints and Pearson’s educational products and services. Later, he joined Simon & Schuster as SVP and Publisher of Children’s Books overseeing such fine imprints as S&S BFYR, Atheneum, McElderry Books and the launching of Beach Lane Books. Pfeffer founded Rubin Pfeffer Content, LLC, a literary agency focused on children’s content, representing industry luminaries, award-winners, and exciting new talents. Among his distinguished clients are Susan Cooper, Patricia MacLachlan, Ekua Holmes, Carole Boston Weatherford, Steven Kellogg, Marion Dane Bauer, Arree Chung, Elana K. Arnold, and others whose many books are in the publishing pipeline as we speak. He is based in the Boston area and speaks about the publishing industry and role of literary agents in Children’s BooksPublishing at such venues as Simmons College Masters Programs, the Highlights Foundation, Syracuse University, Fashion Institute of Technology, and the SCBWI.






A Big General Topic with Rubin:  No question will be turned down. Anything goes!

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