SwordPen Publisher’s recent foray into the spotlight was highlighted by our attendance at the BEA show at the Javits Center! SwordPen’s booth was visited by thousands of guests, ranging from bloggers to literary agents. Even though each visitor had a different job, they all marveled at the magical stories SwordPen has already released, and many received a complimentary copy of How Mice Became Small. SwordPen CEO Zev Lewinson was at the booth himself, explaining the processes by which SwordPen carefully creates, crafts, and publishes true quality literature for children.
Everyone loved the various titles on the SwordPen roster, including three galleys that are to be released soon: Of Course I Love You!, The Golden Butterfly, and When You Gotta Go!, a hilarious narrative following a small family’s experiences of when they must rush to the bathroom! Mr. Lewinson played an interesting experiment on one of the librarians who visited: he told her that, could she read When You Gotta Go! without laughing, she would receive a free copy of that book (even though galleys were not given to the public). The librarian accepted the challenge, and she began reading. At first, her expression was solid; slowly it turned to a slight grin, and her eyes got wide. She began sniffing, trying to hold it in, until she finally burst out laughing! She said, “I guess I lost!” Mr. Lewinson, impressed by her courage and fortitude to hold out for so long, gave her a copy anyway as a consolation prize. All in all, the BEA was a fantastic experience for all the visitors who got to see what our company does, how they accomplish it, the books they publish, and the quality that SwordPen is truly about.
…and this is the cover for the story that the librarian could not withold laughter from — When You Gotta Go!
Speaking of pictures, these two images of SwordPen CEO Zev Lewinson are not a “before and after pose,” but rather to contrast the mood swings that Mr. Lewinson endures in the course of a single day. His moods range from “simply happy” (that’s him at school, where he teaches creative writing) to “I LOVE WRITING GREAT LITERATURE FOR KIDS AROUND THE WORLD!”
… and this is Avrahom Lewinson, Senior Editor at SwordPen. We call him Junior Editor because we don’t want the senior title getting to his head. He wields a SwordPen with amazing skill and although SwordPen has an array of distinguished editors on staff, young Avrahom has that rare combination of innate editing talents coupled with flawless writing ability that hone and fine tune all of our works at SwordPen. There are times where Mr. Lewinson feels like stabbing his son with his own SwordPen, but they are only for fleeting moments … and the one thing we don’t do at SwordPen is waste ink!
And this is Avrahom flexing his muscle with three “bad boys” at the BEA show. It seems the pen really is mightier than the sword.