How to Write a Children's Book and Get It Published

How to Write a Children's Book and Get It Published

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by Barbara Seuling
     
 

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Your one-stop guide to writing and selling books for children

Get the tools you need to:

  • Develop story ideas that work
  • Strengthen your writing skills
  • Improve your work habits
  • Write for different age groups
  • Look at your work critically
  • Submit proposals and manuscripts
  • Find the right publisher for your

Overview

Your one-stop guide to writing and selling books for children

Get the tools you need to:

  • Develop story ideas that work
  • Strengthen your writing skills
  • Improve your work habits
  • Write for different age groups
  • Look at your work critically
  • Submit proposals and manuscripts
  • Find the right publisher for your work
  • Understand and negotiate contracts
  • Work with agents and editors
  • Join the writing community

Do you dream of becoming the next J. K. Rowling? Are you excited about writing for children but have no idea how to begin or where to send your material? Now, respected children's writer Barbara Seuling gives you the essential steps to getting published in the competitive, exciting world of children's literature.

From finding story ideas and creating character sketches to plotting, writing dialogue, editing, and revising your work, you'll learn how to complete a manuscript and prepare it for submission. Whether you want to write picture or chapter books, fiction or nonfiction, poetry or plays, Seuling helps you master the different genres and capture a child's interest and imagination, from the early years to young adult. Her fully revised guide also covers the major developments in book publishing, including vital information about using the Internet to research the market and contact publishers. Seuling even discusses recent successes such as the Harry Potter series, as well as the growth of Amazon.com.

Complete with updated lists of writing organizations, marketing information, and recommended reading, this is the only guide you need to start writing, get published, and touch the lives of children.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
This popular how-to-book by Barbara Seuling is in its third edition. It is a readable, instructional book for new and more seasoned writers who wish to review the basics of writing for children. Seuling's book is divided into five parts with appendixes at the end. Part one takes a close look at children's books by explaining what a children's book is and how to become an expert. Part two describes how to develop ideas and become a better writer. Part three deals with writing the book, whether it is a picture book, easy-to-read, early chapter book, fiction or nonfiction. Part four concentrates on selling your book. Part five takes a look at the publishing world and how to work with an editor. There is a good mix of material in this book for writers at different levels. There are examples of query letters, illustrations on how to make a picture book dummy, checklists for writing fiction or nonfiction, and lots of other good tips. Back book material includes sources for book lists, references, marketing information, writing books, web sites, and organizations. Seuling's book is a good one to have on your bookshelf. 2005, John Wiley and Sons Inc, Ages 14 up.
—Della A. Yannuzzi

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471676195
Publisher:
Turner Publishing Company
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
190,507
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.44(h) x 0.63(d)

Meet the Author

Barbara Seuling, theAuthor and illustrator of more than twenty books for children, including a book of magic tricks and the popular "Freaky Facts" series, worked for nine years for major publishing houses as a children's book editor. She lives in New York City and Landonderry, Vermont.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I would give it four stars, and recommended this book for great insight into the writing world.
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This book is AMAZING!:) it gives good advice about writing a childrens book,Thank you
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