The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books
Alpha Books, February, 2001.
Trade Paperback, 341 pages.
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For writers new to the children's writing scene this book provides organized advice and suggestions on the process of publishing a children's book. Writers learn the basics of writing and submitting children's books, as they progress through each chapter. Basics like how to submit, what kinds of children's books exist, what to write and how to submit a manuscript are all explained. The book covers the complete process, from starting to write a children's book to what one does after it has been accepted for publicaiton. The book contains a great deal of information about the business of children's publishing and provides answers to questions as: how much do publishers pay to print picture books? How long does it take to receive a response from your submissions? and What if you don't like the pictures the publisher selects for your book? The book also includes informational sidebars providing cautions and warnings, tips, vocabulary words, tidbits about additional resources and inspirational quotes from published authors. In addition to the advice, the book also includes writing exercises, sample cover letters and a glossary of terms. If you are interesting in being published as a children's book author and don't have any idea how to begin, this is a great book to get you started.
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