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The Business of Writing for Children: An Award-Winning Author's Tips on How to Write, Sell, and Promote Your Children's Books

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Writing books for children is both art and business. If you dream of becoming a children's author — or even if you're well on your way — this handbook can help you in writing sellable stories, getting them published, and promoting your books.

Topics include common myths about children's writing, children's book categories, elements of successful stories, manuscript format, submission strategies, contract negotiation, the publishing process, career building, and children's writer resources. Also included are specialized subjects such as querying for multiple manuscripts and promoting a first book.

Read The Business of Writing for Children to learn the secrets you might spend years discovering for yourself.

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Aaron Shepard is the author of The Baker's Dozen, The Sea King's Daughter, and fourteen other picture books, along with several fantasy novellas for middle grades, numerous resources for storytelling and reader's theater, and a graphic novel. His publishers have included Atheneum, Scribners, Clarion, Lothrop, Dial, and HarperCollins, as well as Cricket and Australia's School Magazine. Aaron's work has been honored by the American Library Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, the American Folklore Society, The New York Public Library, and the Bank Street College of Education, and he has been a judge for the Golden Kite Awards of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.

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BRAVO I thought it had pretty much all been said, but I was wrong. All the nuts and bolts are here as well as rules that bear repeating, PLUS insights not usually found in how-to books. Clearly and concisely written, this is an invaluable resource for both beginning and more accomplished writers. — Susan Pearson, Editor-in-Chief, Lothrop, Lee & Shepard Books

Aaron Shepard has written one of the most comprehensive guides available to anyone wishing to enter the competitive field of children's books. It's all here, from initial idea to successful sale, and then beyond to the essentials of contracts, promotion, and the ABCs of building a successful career. If you're starting out, start out here. — Stephen Mooser, children's author

Here's clearly-written, no-nonsense help for children's writers by a craftsman. Every fledgling author should own this book. — Stephen Fraser, Executive Editor, Aladdin Paperbacks

Aaron Shepard's The Business of Writing for Children is a wonderful resource. His experience-based insights into the art and business of children's writing will save beginning writers years of wasted effort — and help published writers achieve long-term success. — Kathleen Duey, children's author

The Business of Writing for Children is a one-stop shopping center, a complete how-to-do-it guide for the writer who wants a jump-start on looking professional even though he/she may be turning out a first book. Editors will love you if you do it Shepard's way. — Audrey Baird, Editor, Once Upon A Time

I carry around a file folder of materials which I share with unpublished writers and illustrators. This book is so comprehensive, I plan to replace my file folder with it. Whether you are a novice or a professional, The Business of Writing for Children needs to be in your library. DON'T write a book without it — Leslie Tryon, children's author/illustrator

Synopsis:

Writing books for children is both art and business. If you dream of becoming a children's author — or even if you're well on your way — this handbook can help you in writing sellable stories, getting them published, and promoting your books. Topics include common myths about children's writing, children's book categories, elements of successful stories, manuscript format, submission strategies, contract negotiation, the publishing process, career building, and children's writer resources. Also included are specialized subjects such as querying for multiple manuscripts and promoting a first book. Read The Business of Writing for Children to learn the secrets you might spend years discovering for yourself.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-101) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780938497110
Author:
Shepard, Aaron
Publisher:
Shepard Publications
Location:
Los Angeles, Calif.
Subject:
Children
Subject:
Vocational Guidance
Subject:
Children's Literature
Subject:
Entrepreneurship
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Children's Literature
Subject:
Children's literature -- Authorship.
Subject:
Children's literature -- Marketing.
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Series Volume:
no. 98-13
Publication Date:
20000131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
116
Dimensions:
9.05x6.08x.32 in. .39 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Writing books for children is both art and business. If you dream of becoming a children's author — or even if you're well on your way — this handbook can help you in writing sellable stories, getting them published, and promoting your books. Topics include common myths about children's writing, children's book categories, elements of successful stories, manuscript format, submission strategies, contract negotiation, the publishing process, career building, and children's writer resources. Also included are specialized subjects such as querying for multiple manuscripts and promoting a first book. Read The Business of Writing for Children to learn the secrets you might spend years discovering for yourself.
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