The Everything Guide To Writing Children's Books: From Cultivating an Idea to Finding the Right Publisher All You Need to Launch a Successful Career

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Whether you're already published or just an aspiring writer with a dream, the children's book publishing industry can be one of the toughest to crack. The Everything®Guide to Writing Children's Books is the perfect handbook if you're looking to create a successful children's book. From generating a sellable idea to turning in your manuscript, The Everything®Guide to Writing Children's Books is packed with information that can help your publishing dreams come true.

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Overview

Whether you're already published or just an aspiring writer with a dream, the children's book publishing industry can be one of the toughest to crack. The Everything®Guide to Writing Children's Books is the perfect handbook if you're looking to create a successful children's book. From generating a sellable idea to turning in your manuscript, The Everything®Guide to Writing Children's Books is packed with information that can help your publishing dreams come true.

The Everything® Guide to Writing Children's Books includes all the necessary facts you need to conquer the children's book industry, including tips on getting started and hints on writing to the correct age group. In addition, the book features up-to-date information on publishers that specialize in children's books, writing workshops and seminars, and marketing and publicity.

The Everything®Guide to Writing Children's Books helps you:
*Formulate an idea
*Create an outline
*Write the book
*Find an illustrator
*Design a proposal
*Negotiate a contract

The Everything®Guide to Writing Children's Books is a must-have for aspiring writers everywhere!

Lesley Bolton is a freelance writer and professional editor. She has a B.F.A. in writing, literature, and publishing from Emerson College, where she specialized in children's books.

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  • ISBN-13: 9781580627856
  • Publisher: Adams Media Corporation
  • Publication date: 12/1/2002
  • Series: Everything Series
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 7.96 (w) x 9.18 (h) x 0.86 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: The Importance of Children's Books
Chapter 2: Types of Children's Books
Chapter 3: Do You Have What It Takes?
Chapter 4: Furthering Your Education
Chapter 5: Research the Market
Chapter 6: Cultivating the Idea
Chapter 7: Writing Your Story
Chapter 8: Revising Your Story
Chapter 9: Putting Pictures to Words
Chapter 10: Finding the Perfect Publisher
Chapter 11: Consider an Agent
Chapter 12: Submitting a Manuscript
Chapter 13: Coping with Acceptance or Rejection
Chapter 14: The Writer's Rights
Chapter 15: The Editorial Process
Chapter 16: The Production Process
Chapter 17: Marketing and Publicity
Chapter 18: Promoting Yourself and Your Book
Chapter 19: Grants and Awards
Chapter 20:Where Will You Go from Here?
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