The Everything Guide to Writing Children's Books: How to Write, Publish, and Promote Books for Children of All Ages!

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Simon and Schuster, 18.01.2011 - 304 Seiten

Writing for kids is fun and rewarding--if you can break into the fiercely competitive world of children's book publishing. With this guide, you'll learn how to write and promote a children's book that will impress any publisher. Whether you have a basic idea or a manuscript ready to go, you'll find all you need to build a successful career as a children's book author.

This clear and concise guide helps you:

  • Formulate an original idea, create an outline, and write the book
  • Learn the basics of children's storytelling, from point of view to story pacing
  • Find helpful writing workshops and conferences
  • Design a winning book proposal, get an agent, and negotiate a contract
  • Create a marketing and publicity plan
  • Use professional and social networking sites to promote your book
Full of eye-opening insider information and invaluable writing advice, this book should be on every aspiring author's bookshelf!

 

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Inhalt

The Importance
1
Additional Benefits
7
Types of Childrens Books
15
Early Readers
21
Young Adult Books
27
SelfDiscipline
34
Furthering Your Education
43
Writers Organizations
49
Networking
62
06
67
07
79
11
109
19
199
Book Yourself
215
from Here?
243
Urheberrecht

Researching the Market
55

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Über den Autor (2011)

Luke Wallin is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Massachusetts and a Creative Writing instructor at Spalding University. He holds an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and his novels for children have been selected Best Books by the American Library Association and the New York Public Library.

Eva Gordon is an MFA candidate at Spalding University, and works as an editor at The Louisville Review.

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