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

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Penguin, 2004 - Reference - 384 pages
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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
The World of Childrens Literature
21
Why Create a Childrens Bookand Why Not?
29
The Piggy Bank and the Notebook
41
Why Illustrate?
49
Its a BIG World
55
Whats in a Book? A Guided Tour
65
Finding Out Whats Possible
77
So How Does It All Work?
185
Working with a Publisher
195
They Might Take My Idea Copyright Basics
209
Make It Better
217
Ik My Editor Doesnt Understand Me 111
227
Making the Pictures
237
Helping Out with Nonfiction
244
My Book Is Published Now What?
253

Can I Write That? Subjects and Genres
91
Differences Among Publishers
101
Is It Ready to Hand In?
111
Out into the World
121
k The Rules for Illustrators
133
Who Draws the Pictures? IM
141
Secret Agents
157
The Publishing Maze
165
Other Kinds of Publishers
175
Fun Stuff and Braqging
263
Hey Listen to Me
271
Bookstore Business
279
Back to School
287
Building a Career
305
Appendixes
317
Sample Materials
335
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