The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books

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Penguin, 2004 - Reference - 384 pages
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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Contents

Where to Begin?
1
Adults Rule the World
3
want to read
21
Why Create a Childrens Bookand Why Not?
29
The Piggy Bank and the Notebook
41
Ilike to Draw l
49
Its a BIG World
55
Whats in a Book? A Guided Tour
65
Who Draws the Pictures?
141
IKnowomebody Who Knows Somebody
150
0ther Minds of Publishers
176
EBooks and the Internet
182
Working witha Publisher
195
They Mightlake Myldea opyright Basics
209
Make It Better
217
My Editor Doesnt Understand Me
227

Finding Out Whats Possible
77
Pinding0ut Whats Possible
79
Can I Write That? Subjects and Genres
91
an IWrite That? Subjects and Genres
92
Differences Among Publishers
101
IsltReady to Handin?
111
Outinto the World
124
The Rules for lllustrators
133
Making the Pictures
237
The Rest of the Process
247
My Bookls Published NowWhat?
253
PunStuff and Bragging
263
Hey listento Me
271
Buildinga areer
305
B Resources 375
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