The Everything Guide To Writing Children S Books

Author by : Luke Wallin
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Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : Writing for kids can be fun and rewarding-- if you can break into the competitive world of children's book publishing. Learn how to write and promote a children's book that will impress any publisher.


How To Write A Children S Picture Book

Author by : Eve Heidi Bine-Stock
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Publisher by : E & E Pub
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Description : This volume shows aspiring children's picture book writers that no matter how carefully they labor over a story's tone, word choice, plot, character, setting, theme and style, they must have a thorough grasp of its structure for it to succeed.


Writing A Children S Book

Author by : Pamela Cleaver
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Publisher by : How To Books Ltd
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Description : This guide covers the writing of picture books, plots and planning, teenage fiction and non-fiction books. The author also deals with the business side of publishing, including market research and finding a publisher.


Writing Children S Books For Dummies

Author by : Lisa Rojany Buccieri
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Publisher by : John Wiley & Sons
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Description : Everything aspiring authors need to write, publish, and sell a children's book Everyone loves a children's book—and many dream about writing one. But is it actually possible for an unpublished writer—armed with a good story idea and a love of kids—to write, sell, publish, and promote a book? Yes, it is! Clearly and concisely written with straightforward advice and a plethora of specific up-to-date recommendations, Writing Children's Books For Dummies provides step-by-step information on everything aspiring children's book authors need to know—from researching the current marketplace to developing story ideas, strengthening writing skills, dealing with editors, and submitting proposals and manuscripts to agents and publishers. Updated and improved writing exercises All new content on social media and establishing an online presence as an author Fresh, updated content on publishing via hard copy and all the e- platforms From setting down that first word on paper to doing a successful publicity tour, Writing Children's Books For Dummies gives you the confidence and the insiders' know-how to write and sell the story you've always wanted to write.


So You Want To Write A Children S Book

Author by : Peter Carver
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This handbook for new and aspiring children's authors and illustrators is the ultimate guide to the whole process of writing a book and getting it to the publisher. Written by one of North America's leading children's book editors, this book will show writers how to begin, how to develop the story, and more.


How To Write A Children S Picture Book And Get It Published

Author by : Andrea Shavick
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : This book provides comprehensive advice on what to write about for children, how to write it, and how to present the work professionally for publication. It includes an easy-to-use picture book layout plan and tried and tested examples of title sheets and covering letters. It also includes everything a writer needs to know about the international picture book market and how to sell to agents and publishers. This new edition contains advice on enhancing your text for the ebook market.


A Template For Writing Children S Books

Author by : Ebony Beckford
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : This workbook is filled with templates designed to give writers of children's book a framework to dream up their next book. Brainstorm new ideas, outline chapters, write manuscripts, format layouts, sketch illustrations, and track expenses all in one place!.A planner, Notebook, and Sketchbook all in one! Size (8.0" x 10") Enough pages to work on 2 books (128 pages) Fun bright colorful cover with pages inside to budget, brainstorm, outline the story, write the manuscript and sketch the storyboard, book cover, and page designs. A perfect gift for current and future authors of children's picture books


Write A Children S Book And Get It Published Teach Yourself

Author by : Lesley Pollinger
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Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : Designed for writers of any children's literature, be it fiction, non-fiction or faction, this popular and successful title has been fully updated and expanded to include the latest developments in the field of children's publishing. You will understand the implications of television and film projects, learn new ways of producing your work, the latest technologies and even how to self-publish, guided by two authors who are highly experienced with the genre. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One, five and ten-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the authors' many years of experience. TEST YOURSELF Tests in the book and online to keep track of your progress. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of writing for children. FIVE THINGS TO REMEMBER Quick refreshers to help you remember the key facts. TRY THIS Innovative exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.


How To Write A Children S Picture Book And Get It Published 2nd Edition

Author by : Andrea Shavick
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : This book provides comprehensive advice on what to write about for children, how to write it, and how to present the work professionally for publication. It includes an easy-to-use picture book layout plan and tried and tested examples of title sheets and covering letters. It also includes everything a writer needs to know about the international picture book market and how to sell to agents and publishers. This new edition contains advice on enhancing your text for the ebook market.


The Essential Guide To Children S Books And Their Creators

Author by : Anonim
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Description : Upon publication, Anita Silvey’s comprehensive survey of contemporary children’s literature, Children’s Books and Their Creators, garnered unanimous praise from librarians, educators, and specialists interested in the world of writing for children. Now The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators assembles the best of that volume in one handy, affordable reference, geared specifically to parents, educators, and students. This new volume introduces readers to the wealth of children’s literature by focusing on the essentials — the best books for children, the ones that inform, impress, and, most important, excite young readers. Updated to include newcomers such as J. K. Rowling and Lemony Snicket and to cover the very latest on publishing and educational trends, this edition features more than 475 entries on the best-loved children’s authors and illustrators, numerous essays on social and historical issues, thirty personal glimpses into craft by well-known writers, illustrators, and critics, and invaluable reading lists by category. The Essential Guide to Children’s Books and Their Creators summarizes the canon of contemporary children’s literature, in a practical guide essential for anyone choosing a book for or working with children.


How To Create A Successful Children S Picture Book

Author by : Bobbie Hinman
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Drawing upon the knowledge gained by her hard-earned success, author Bobbie Hinman shares her valulable advice on creating and marketing picture books that children will love. Her topics include: understanding what children want to read; balancing the combination of words and pictures; making an impact with your cover; choosing an illustrator, editor and graphic designer; learning the secrets to successful book fairs and book signings; planning school visits; seeking reviews and awards; launching your book with a blast; and many tried-and-true, creative marketing tips.


You Can Write Children S Books

Author by : Tracey E. Dils
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Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : "Writing for children - whether it's in the form of picture books, beginning readers, chapters books and novels, or nonfiction - requires a unique skill set: The ability to speak to children on their level. You Can Write Children's Books, 2nd Edition, provides you with the instruction and exercises you need to shape your ideas, develop your writing, and sell your work! In this book, you will find: • updated information on changes in the publishing industry related to children's book writing • techniques and exercises for writing children's books • instruction for submitting work online • an updated look at publishing methods and opportunities (like traditional, online, print on demand, and online promotional opportunities) • and much more! "


How To Self Publish A Children S Paperback Picture Book Using Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing Kdp An Overview

Author by : Angela Russ-Ayon
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Did you know you can publish your book on Amazon KDP in as fast as a week for no money down? Whether you are just starting to write a book or you've finished one and have no idea where to turn, this book can help get your book launched into the market. It is an overview for writers who want to self-publish a children's paperback picture book, especially aspiring young writers, and includes quick tips and essential information on publishing topics that are simple and easy-to-read. It touches on the different parts of a book, story elements, laying out a book, fonts and text, illustrating, proofing a book, print-on-demand, royalties, uploading to Amazon KDP, and more. Useful templates and story maps that can be scanned and reused are provided to help writers organize their thoughts. You could write an entire book on every aspect of publishing, but this overview will help keep you from getting lost. The sooner you finish your book, the faster you can order one and turn the pages. Why are you waiting? Let's do this! ------------------------ This book DOES NOT COVER publishing eBooks or using Kindle Create. ----------------------- "How to Self-Publish a Children's Paperback Picture Book" focuses on publishing a physical paperback picture book that can be shipped directly from Amazon.com (internationally distributed), held in one's hands, given to friends, or sold by the author at events. Published books will sell on Amazon.com to the general public and can be ordered in quantities of one or more for author resale. This process also works for writers who want to affordably publish and distribute physical books with more pages such as a memoir, instruction manual, puzzle & game book, graphic comic book, coloring book, cookbook, end-of-year school highlights, yearbook, or a multi-page novel with no pictures at all, even if the book gets distributed to a limited number of people. For set up, the author is a novice at using Publisher and Word to format PDFs for uploading and wanted to share her publishing experience. If she can do it, you can do it. She distributes hundreds of books during author visits to schools. Other writers have found publishing success using similar writing and multimedia programs they are familiar with, such as Scrivener (for screenplays and large amounts of text), or those in the Adobe family. ---------------------- Related terms and phrases: Publishing a book, How to publish a book, Self-publishing, How to self-publish, How to publish on Amazon, How to publish using Amazon KDP, How to write a picture book, How to write a children's book, How to publish a paperback book, Elementary school author visit, Middle school author visit, High school author visit, Author visits in Long Beach, CA, Author visits in the Los Angeles area


How To Write And Illustrate Children S Books And Get Them Published

Author by : Treld Bicknell
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Publisher by : Writer's Digest Books
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Description : Explores the art of storytelling and the basics of writing for children, including classic fiction, contemporary themes, picture books, book production, fads, nonfiction, and careers as a children's writer or illustrator.


Writing And Publishing Children S Books

Author by : John Davidson
Languange : en
Publisher by : Mendon Cottage Books
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Description : Table of Contents Introduction Important skills required as an author: Hard skills: Soft skills: The advantages of your own children's book: Crucial points you need to take into consideration first, in order to write children's books 1. Find the appropriate book genre: 2. Identify your own target group: 3. Read about your topic from more and more sources: 4. Make an outline of the characters: How to write stories for children 1. Getting out of childishness: 2. Write for the wise: 3. The subject can be any: 4. Simply marvel: 5. Do not be mystical in your work especially if you are not mystical: 6. Be libertarian in your work: 7. Do not seek to instruct: 8. Do not be afraid to erase: 9. Stay away for a while: 10. Tell Your Own Story: The 10 most important tips to write wonderful stories for children: 1. Age of the target group: 2. The language: 3. Scope: 4. The main figure: 5. Topics: 6. Fantastic worlds: 7. Storytelling: 8. Illustrations: 9. Illustrators: 10. Find a publisher: How to hire illustrators and writers through Upwork 1. Write a job review and publish it to Upwork: 2. Evaluate offers and find favorites: 3. Assign employees and manage co-operation: 4. Complete job and evaluate performance: Things to consider when sending a book to a publisher 1. Do not send like crazy: 2. Introduce yourself: 3. Do not send the whole book: 4. Prepare a dossier of the work: 5. Physical or digital shipping: 6. Arm yourself with patience: Conclusion Publisher Introduction Writing your own book is the dream of many people. But before you become a successful author and you see your own books in the bookshops, there is a lot to consider. Children's stories are usually very light, educational and short readings, however, for their elaboration it is necessary to be aware of many aspects that are essential for the editorial to be successful, please the younger ones and, above all, also captivate the biggest ones, who will make the decision to buy it or not. Writing is not an easy task, often the muse disappears or the subject does not arouse as much interest as we expect. However, there are many guidelines and advices that if we carry out will allow us to meet our goal. If you are determined to become the favorite writer of the little ones, here we have mentioned every single point on how to write a children's story and how to publish it. In this book, we have covered following points: • Important skills required as an author • The advantages of your own children book • Crucial points need to take into the consideration first in order to write children books • How to write stories for children • The 10 most important tips to write wonderful stories for children • How to hire illustrators and writers through Upwork • Things to consider while sending a book to a publisher


The Business Of Writing For Children

Author by : Aaron Shepard
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Publisher by : Unknown
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Description : Writing books for children is both art and business. If you dream of becoming a children's author -- or even if you're well on your way -- this handbook can help you in writing sellable stories, getting them published, and promoting your books. Topics include common myths about children's writing, children's book categories, elements of successful stories, manuscript format, submission strategies, contract negotiation, the publishing process, career building, and children's writer resources. Also included are specialized subjects such as querying for multiple manuscripts, promoting a first book, and self publishing. Read "The Business of Writing for Children" to learn the secrets you might spend years discovering for yourself. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// Aaron Shepard is the author of "The Legend of Lightning Larry," "The Baker's Dozen," and sixteen more picture books and early readers, along with several chapter books for middle grades, extensive resources for storytelling and reader's theater, and a graphic novel. His publishers have included Atheneum, Scribners, Clarion, Lothrop, Dial, and HarperCollins, as well as Cricket and Australia's School Magazine. Aaron's work has been honored by the American Library Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, the American Folklore Society, The New York Public Library, and the Bank Street College of Education. He has been a judge for the Golden Kite Awards of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. ///////////////////////////////////////////////// "BRAVO! I thought it had pretty much all been said, but I was wrong. All the nuts and bolts are here as well as rules that bear repeating, PLUS insights not usually found in how-to books. Clearly and concisely written, this is an invaluable resource for both beginning and more accomplished writers." -- Susan Pearson, Editor-in-Chief, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books "Aaron Shepard has written one of the most comprehensive guides available to anyone wishing to enter the competitive field of children's books. It's all here, from initial idea to successful sale, and then beyond to the essentials of contracts, promotion, and the ABCs of building a successful career. If you're starting out, start out here." -- Stephen Mooser, children's author "Here's clearly-written, no-nonsense help for children's writers by a craftsman. Every fledgling author should own this book." -- Stephen Fraser, Executive Editor, Aladdin Paperbacks "Aaron Shepard's The Business of Writing for Children is a wonderful resource. His experience-based insights into the art and business of children's writing will save beginning writers years of wasted effort -- and help published writers achieve long-term success." -- Kathleen Duey, children's author "The Business of Writing for Children is a one-stop shopping center, a complete how-to-do-it guide for the writer who wants a jump-start on looking professional even though he/she may be turning out a first book. Editors will love you if you do it Shepard's way." -- Audrey Baird, Editor, Once Upon A Time "I carry around a file folder of materials which I share with unpublished writers and illustrators. This book is so comprehensive, I plan to replace my file folder with it. Whether you are a novice or a professional, The Business of Writing for Children needs to be in your library. DON'T write a book without it!" -- Leslie Tryon, children's author/illustrator


2015 Children S Writer S Illustrator S Market

Author by : Chuck Sambuchino
Languange : en
Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : The most trusted guide to the world of children's publishing! If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, the 2015 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 27th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you'll find more than 500 listings for children's book markets (publishers, agents, magazines, and more)--including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts. You'll also find: • Interviews with creators of today's successful children's books, including James Dashner (The Maze Runner series), Lauren DeStefano (Wither series), and illustrator Loren Long (Of Thee I Sing with Barack Obama) • Success stories and advice from 13 debut authors and 9 debut illustrators • Informative articles on how to write for boys and other "reluctant readers," how to write and sell children's nonfiction, how to sell your picture book, the difference between young adult and middle-grade, and much more *Includes access to the webinar "Be Your Own Editor: Tips for Self-Editing Your Children's Book" from editor Harold Underdown* This 60-minute webinar shows how to take your work and transform it into something great that will get editors, agents and readers excited. It's taught by Harold Underdown, who is both the editor of the popular kidlit website, The Purple Crayon, and the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books. The truth is that getting a first draft completed is just the beginning for any writer. You've got to refine, revise, polish and overhaul your writing to make it the finest final product it can be -- and that's exactly what this webinar will teach you how to do.


How To Write A Children S Picture Book Volume Iii

Author by : Eve Heidi Bine-Stock
Languange : en
Publisher by : E & E Pub
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Description : Many of us think of children's picture books as being written mostly with simple declarative sentences. What an eye-opener to learn that they are actually filled with delightful figures of speech. I am not talking here about the common figures of speech we learn about in grade school: simile, onomatopoeia, alliteration, hyperbole and personification. I am talking about more subtle and sophisticated figures of speech which we may not even recognize as figures at all (until they are pointed out to us), but their use gives stories a charm and freshness that stands up to repeated readings. These figures have names which are eminently forgettable but the figures them-selves make the stories in which they appear eminently memorable. In this volume, I point out many figures which appear in masterworks of children's picture storybooks, so that they may be appreciated and savored, and their patterns emu-lated in your own work.


Illustrating Children S Books

Author by : Nancy S. Hands
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Publisher by : Simon & Schuster
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Description : Looks at a variety of illustrated children's books, shows each step in getting a book ready for printing, and explains how to get one's work published


How To Publish Your Children S Book

Author by : Liza N. Burby
Languange : en
Publisher by : Square One Publishers, Inc.
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Description : How to Publish Your Children's Book provides a working knowledge of the children's book publishing process, explains the importance of understanding audiences and marketplaces, and offers a proven system for selecting and approaching the right publishing firms. The author also offers practical tips and advice from experienced editors and publishers, as well as insights from such popular children's book authors as Jane Yolen and Johanna Hurwitz.


Complete Writing For Children Course Teach Yourself Ebook Epub

Author by : Clémentine Beauvais
Languange : en
Publisher by : Teach Yourself
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Description : Designed to take you from the moment you first put pen to paper to the point at which you are ready to start contacting publishers (or uploading an ebook file), this is the most important book on writing children's books you'll ever read. It introduces you to the craft of writing for children, the art of words - and pictures - and the way in which to use them. It gives you inspiration, ideas and practical advice. It gives you the background to each different area of children's writing, and the skills you'll need to succeed. Unlike any other book on the market, however, it also helps you begin to critique your own work, meaning that at every step of the writing process you'll be producing the best art you can. There are plenty of other essential writing tools in this book, as well, including techniques for overcoming writer's block; with nearly a quarter of the book focussing on how to get published, how to publish yourself, which courses you do - and don't - need, the nuts and bolts of competitions and festivals and the importance of social media, this really is the most comprehensive companion to the subject available.


What Do Authors And Illustrators Do

Author by : Eileen Christelow
Languange : en
Publisher by : Houghton Mifflin
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Description : Presents the writing, illustrating, and publishing process to making a picture book, depicting each step, from creating a story idea to editing, working with publishers, printing the book, and marketing the book at schools and libraries.


Picture Books For Children

Author by : Mary Northrup
Languange : en
Publisher by : American Library Association
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Description : Providing descriptive annotations of the best children's picture books published in the last decade, this comprehensive overview is perfect for librarians, teachers, parents, daycare providers, and anyone who works with young children.


The Only Writing Series You Ll Ever Need

Author by : Lesley Bolton
Languange : en
Publisher by : Simon and Schuster
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Description : A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.


Writing For Children And Getting Published

Author by : Allan Frewin Jones
Languange : en
Publisher by : Teach Yourself
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Description : In this book, aspiring scribes will find professional insights from authors, agents, and publishers on children's literature from picture-book texts to youth fiction and nonfiction. With comprehensive examples and writing exercises, insider tips on submissions, and advice on what to expect if the work is accepted, this practical guide encourages first-time authors every step of the way. Updated edition offers timely information on new technology and websites.


Writing Picture Books 2ed

Author by : Ann Whitford Paul
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Publisher by : Penguin
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Description : "Fully updated and thoroughly revised, Writing Picture Books Revised and Expanded Edition is the go-to resource for writers crafting stories for children ages two to eight."--Back of book.


Writing For Children 4th Edition

Author by : Pamela Cleaver
Languange : en
Publisher by : Hachette UK
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Description : This new edition combines Pamela Cleaver's bestselling Writing a Children's Book with her Ideas for Children's Writers. In it you will learn about plotting and planning, beginnings, middles and endings, how to research and how to revise and how to find a publisher. There are: * Lists of attributes to help you create interesting and believable characters * Lists of plots and themes * Genres - what's hot and what's not * Locations and how much description to use * List of do's and don'ts regarding submitting manuscripts * Symbols for correcting your proofs * Tips on how to publicise your book. There is no one right way to write a children's book but if you are armed with a knowledge of certain techniques that have worked for other writers you will be more likely to succeed. Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Limbering Up; 2. Plotting; 3. Story People: the Characters in Your Book; 4. Genres; 5. Where and When?; 6. Starting the Story; 7. Telling the Tale; 8. Writing for the Younger Set; 9. Happy Ever After?; 10. Research and Revision; 11. Writing a Non-Fiction Book; 12. Getting Published; 13. If Your Book is Accepted; 14. If Your Book is Rejected; Useful Information for Writing Children's Book; Index.


Children S Writers Artists Yearbook 2019

Author by : Bloomsbury Publishing
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bloomsbury Publishing
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Description : The annual, bestselling guide to all aspects of the media and how to write and illustrate for children and young adults. Acknowledged by the media industries and authors as the essential guide to how to get published. The 70+ articles are updated and added to each year. Together they provide invaluable guidance on subjects such as series fiction, writing historical or funny books, preparing an illustration portfolio, managing your finances, interpreting publishers' contracts, self-publishing your work. Foreword by Sarah Crossan, Carnegie Medal winner and author of One, Breathe, Moonrise (published July 2018) and We Come Apart (with Brian Conaghan) NEW articles for the 2019 edition include: LGBT+ characters in children's fiction by Lauren James The hybrid author by Shelli R. Johannes A jobbing writer's lot by Joanna Nadin Adapting children's books for stage and screen by Emma Reeves Where does your book sit? by Jasmine Richards Murderous inventions by Robin Stevens The long and winding road to publication by Paul Stewart Writing picture books by Tessa Strickland The ups and downs of being a writer by Theresa Tomlinson All of the 2,000 listings of who to contact across the media have been reviewed and updated. The essential guide for any writer for children.