Cottage Door Press Expands List
Image: The Reading Nook. The recall, if you want to call it that, came about after interest groups pressured the company to offer parents a refund. The premise: Time in front of a TV screen is bad for babies. Since September, interest groups have claimed a further victory in persuading the company to offer consumers a refund. If you are not satisfied with the Baby Einstein DVD you purchased during the period mentioned above, for a limited time beginning on September 4, and ending on March 4, , you may exchange it for one of the following:. Redeemable with promotion code only at DisneyStore. Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood , an interest group, describes their version of the recall via Slate : As a result of our Federal Trade Commission complaint, Disney stopped claiming that Baby Einstein videos were educational for infants, but the company made no move to compensate parents who purchased them.
Three years after it was founded by retired Publications International president Richard Maddrell , Cottage Door Press is expanding at such a rapid pace that it has already outgrown its headquarters in Barrington, Ill. The publisher of board books and picture books for babies and toddlers up to age three is moving this summer into a larger space in another Chicago suburb, Deerpark, to better accommodate its growing staff, which has doubled in size from the original nine to 20 employees. Cottage Door, which debuted with 18 releases in , will have titles in print by the end of this year. Fifteen titles are being released this spring, and 25 this fall, for a total of 35 frontlist releases in The publisher has tried out popular formats such as padded board books, books with flaps to lift, touch-and-feel books, books that make sounds, and books made with engineered paper. Expansion plans include jumping on the current trend of books with STEM and STEAM content, with books aimed at babies and toddlers, as well as publishing books for slightly older readers, ages four and five. The partnership with the Smithsonian, to develop board books for babies and toddlers up to age five, will focus on interactive books about natural habitats and the environment.