The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books
The comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for the ever-expanding and always exciting children's market-now in a new and updated second edition.
€ Includes new chapters for illustrators, on submissions, portfolios, art directors, and more
€ In 2001, children's book publishing was a $1.8 billion market
€ Offers practical advice on getting started, plus the basics on writing-and selling-books that kids will love and parents will buy
€ Very few books on this topic provide specific information by experts
€ Covers picture book, juvenile, and young adult markets
€ Includes sample queries and proposals for most types of children's fiction
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Where to Begin?
Adults Rule the World
want to read
Why Create a Childrens Bookand Why Not?
The Piggy Bank and the Notebook
Ilike to Draw lº
Its a BIG World
Whats in a Book? A Guided Tour
Who Draws the Pictures?
IKnowomebody Who Knows Somebody
0ther Minds of Publishers
EBooks and the Internet
Working witha Publisher
They Mightlake Myldea opyright Basics
Make It Better
My Editor Doesnt Understand Me
Finding Out Whats Possible
Pinding0ut Whats Possible
Can I Write That? Subjects and Genres
an IWrite That? Subjects and Genres
Differences Among Publishers
IsltReady to Handin?
Outinto the World º
The Rules for lllustrators
Making the Pictures
The Rest of the Process
My Bookls Published NowWhat?
PunStuff and Bragging
Hey listento Me
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