Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books by Harold D. Underdown

By Harold D. Underdown

“Honest and certain… every little thing approximately writing for kids there's to know.”
—Jane Yolen, writer

here's the excellent consultant to writing, publishing, and promoting for the ever-expanding and consistently fascinating children’s market—now in a brand new and up-to-date 3rd variation.

• comprises new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to decide on a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout
• deals sensible recommendation on getting started--and on facing out-of-print books
• Covers photograph books, bankruptcy books, nonfiction, middle-grade and younger novels, and customary codecs and genres
• unearths what occurs inside of a kid's publishing corporation, and gives information in operating with an editor
• pattern disguise and question letters, manuscript structure, word list, and suggested assets in an intensive appendix
• Plus details on brokers, contracts, copyright, advertising, and extra

Show description

Read or Download Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books PDF

Best publishing & books books

The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England from 1811-1901

Revered writer and historian Kristine Hughes illuminates each point of lifestyles, love and society that characterised this attention-grabbing period. Writers will shop hours of worthwhile study time and accomplish old accuracy as they reference slice-of-life proof, anecdotes, first-hand bills and timelines.

The Perfect Screenplay: Writing It and Selling It

They are saying in L. A. everyone is writing a screenplay. With definitely the right Screenplay, all people all over should be writing well-presented, saleable screenplays. filled with assistance from an insider on how Hollywood operates, trying out script rules, construction constitution, and advertising the ultimate screenplay, this publication is the most important to getting paintings learn and offered.

The Publish or Perish Book: Your guide to effective and responsible citation analysis

The put up or Perish publication is a significant other to the submit or Perish software, which retrieves and analyzes educational citations. It illustrates its many and variable makes use of and exhibits you the way to get the easiest out of this system. Citations are usually not just a mirrored image of the impression specific piece of educational paintings has generated.

Publishing and the Advancement of Science : From Selfish Genes to Galileo's Finger

Renowned technology books, promoting of their hundreds of thousands — even thousands — aid us savour breakthroughs in knowing the wildlife, whereas highlighting the cultural significance of clinical wisdom. Textbooks convey those similar advances to scholars; the scientists of the following day. yet how do those books turn up?

Additional info for Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books

Example text

I Can Count to 100 Newspapers, magazines, and even television shows often put together “best of” lists that you can consult for guidance. For example, School Library Journal, one of the nation’s most respected reviewers of children’s book publishing, got together a panel of experts as the millennium approached to determine the “100 Significant Books” of the twentieth century. ” We highly recommend poring over each title and discovering more about each author in your quest for knowledge about the classics.

The words tell the story. And these books are usually meant to be read by children or teenagers themselves. 5 Part 1 ➤ Where to Begin? Vocabulary List Picture books are for younger children, have pictures on every page, and tell a story through words and pictures. Chapter books are for older children, may be illustrated, but tell a story primarily through words. Both of these basic types get divided up into smaller categories. Do you have to know exactly what you’ve written? No, and sometimes a publisher will have a different idea about what you’ve written than you do.

Writing for a previous generation, instead of today’s. ” We don’t expect you to read it from cover to cover, though we’ve set it up so that you could if you wanted to. We think you’re more likely to read some of it, put it on your shelf, pull it down to look something up, look through it again a year or two from now, and perhaps find that a section that hadn’t seemed relevant at first has become critically important. We hope this book will go with you as you learn and move ahead with your career.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.49 of 5 – based on 7 votes