Who They Are! what They Want! and how to Win Them Over!
Author: Ellen R. Shapiro
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
The comprehensive and smartly written guide to finding an edge in the children's book market helps readers learn the most important skills and presentation tips they will need to excel in this very difficult market. Original. 10,000 first printing.
THE MOST TRUSTED GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF CHILDREN’S PUBLISHING If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market 2016 is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 28th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you'll find more than 500 listings for children’s book markets (publishers, agents, magazines, and more)--including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts. You'll also find: Interviews with creators of today's successful children's books, including author Henry Winkler (The Hank Zipzer series); author-illustrator Will Hillenbrand (Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep! and other picture books); author Barney Saltzberg (The Day the Crayons Quit); and more. "New Literary Agent Spotlights"--profiles of literary reps building their client lists right now. These agents are actively seeking authors of young adult, middle-grade, chapter books, and picture books. Success stories--13 debut authors, as well as 9 successful debut illustrators, share their paths to publication so you can learn from their success and see what they did right. Informative articles on how to make young readers laugh, how to build a career as an illustrator, how to sell your picture book, the difference between young adult and middle-grade, and much more. A one-year subscription to the children's publishing content on WritersMarket.com.* + Includes exclusive access to the webinar "25 Tips on How to Succeed in Children's Publishing" by Danielle Smith of Red Fox Literary. *Please note: The e-book version of this title does not include a one-year subscription to WritersMarket.com. "I found my literary agent /art rep in the Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market." --Deborah Marcero, illustrator of the Backyard Witch series (Greenwillow HarperCollins) and author-illustrator of Ursa's Light (2016, Peter Pauper Press) "If you're serious about writing or illustrating for young people, the information, tools, and insights within the Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market will get you started on the right path." --Wendy Toliver, author of Lifted (Simon Pulse) and two other novels for children
Maurice Sendak war nicht nur der herausragende Illustrator, sondern zugleich ein einfühlsamer Kenner der Kinderbuchszene. „Caldecott & Co.“ versammelt seine wichtigsten Aufsätze und Interviews. Sendaks Gedanken zu Hans Christian Andersen, Adalbert Stifter, Beatrix Potter, Jean de Brunhoff, Walt Disney, Tomi Ungerer, um nur einige zu nennen, eröffnen neue Perspektiven auf die Geschichte der Kinderliteratur und auf sein eigenes Werk.
Das verrückteste Vorlesebuch – mit einer Audio-Lesung von Adnan Maral
Author: B.J. Novak
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Sie werden sicher denken, dass ein Buch ohne Bilder langweilig und sehr ernst ist. Außer ... wenn das Buch so funktioniert: Alles, was in diesem Buch steht, MUSS vorgelesen werden. Selbst wenn da steht: BLORK oder BLuuRF. Selbst wenn es sich um ein absurdes Lied handelt, das davon erzählt, wie Sie einen Floh zum Frühstück verspeisen. Selbst wenn dieses Buch Sie dazu bringt, komische und peinliche Geräusche zu machen. Und vor allem – wenn Sie und Ihre Kinder nicht mehr aufhören können zu lachen! Wunderbar schräg und total albern – Das Buch ohne Bilder gehört zu den Büchern, die Kinder immer wieder vorgelesen haben wollen und Eltern immer wieder gerne vorlesen. Sagen Sie nicht, wir hätten Sie nicht gewarnt – dieses Buch kennt kein Erbarmen! Mit Audio-Lesung. Gesamtspielzeit: 4:50 Min. E-Book mit Audio-Links: Je nach Hardware/Software können die Audio-Links direkt auf dem Endgerät abgespielt werden. In jedem Fall können die Audio-Links über jede Browser-Software geöffnet und über ein Audiogerät abgespielt werden.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing and Publishing for Kids
Author: Rebekah Sack
Publisher: Atlantic Publishing Company
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction
Young adults are in the prime position to write children’s books because they can actually remember what it was like to be a kid. Take Jake Marcionette, for example, who reached the NY Times bestseller list at the age of 12. His books for middle grades are praised for having such a realistic, authentic voice. This book gives the young audience everything they need to know to successfully write and publish a children’s book. From understanding the children’s book market to learning about illustrations and design, this book has it all. Top publishers and writers in the industry — such as Aaron Shepard, Susan Collins Thoms, Fiona Tapp, and more — have lent their expertise to this book to provide an overview of everything that is needed in the process. Also included is a foreword by children’s book author Cathleen Francisco, and an afterword by author, mentor, and entrepreneur Melissa Carter. You will learn what morals and values publishers and readers look for in good children’s books, what you should expect in a publication deal, what material is appropriate for each age range, and how to convey messages in a way that appeals to both parents and children. This book will help you learn how to build a relationship with your editor, what to expect in revisions, and the process of selling your book. Any young adult that is interested in starting any kind of writing career will learn valuable tips and tricks to understanding the publishing market with this conversational, easy-to-read book.
Now in its fifth edition, Inside Book Publishing remains the classic introduction to the book publishing industry, being both a manual for the profession for over two decades and the bestselling textbook for students of publishing. This new edition has been fully updated to respond to the rapid changes in the market and technology. Now more global in its references and scope, the book explores the tensions and trends affecting the industry, including the growth of ebooks, self-publishing, and online retailing, and new business models and workflows. The book provides excellent overviews of the main aspects of the publishing process, including commissioning, product development, design and production, marketing, sales and distribution. The book remains essential reading for publishing students, those seeking a career in publishing, recent entrants to the industry, and authors seeking an insider’s view. The accompanying website supports the book by providing up-to-date and relevant content.
A fully revised and updated guide to success in the children’s book marke Here, from a successful writer and editor of children’s books, is the ultimate guide for aspiring authors who dream of publishing for children. Using her own experience as well as studies of recent successes like the Harry Potter series, Seuling outlines five steps to success: researching the marketplace, developing story ideas, strengthening writing skills and work habits, submitting proposals and manuscripts, and joining the writing community. With tips on how to use today’s tools like e-mail and the Internet for contacting publishers and researching work, she offers a sensible approach that puts publication within reach of hopeful writers everywhere Barbara Seuling (New York, NY) has written and illustrated more than fifty children’s books, including the popular Freaky Facts series. She is the founder and director of the Manuscript Workshop in Vermont
"Exciting ideas for teaching writing, editing, illustration and design. This practical resource also features author studies, a guide to author visits, fun ways to celebrate books and more" Cf. Our choice, 2000.
The most trusted guide to the world of children's publishing! If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, the 2014 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 26th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you'll find more than 650 listings for children's book markets (publishers, agents, magazines, and more)--including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts. You'll also find: Interviews with some of today's hottest authors and illustrators, including author R.L. Stine (the Goosebumps series), author Marie Lu (Legend), author Beth Revis (Across the Universe), and illustrator Debbie Ridpath (I'm Bored, written by Michael Ian Black). The ever-popular "First Books" article, where debut writers and illustrators explain what they did right and how you can follow in their footsteps to success. In-depth articles on picture books, query letters, novel voice, author platform, the status of indie-publishing, literary agents, and more. Includes "New Agent Spotlights"--profiles on literary reps actively seeking new writers of children's books right now. "I buy a copy of Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market every single year. It's the definitive, must-have resource for children's publishing." --Jesse Klausmeier, author of the picture book Open This Little Book "Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is a great resource for artists and writers who are ready to share their talent with the world." --Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries
The most trusted guide to the world of children's publishing! If you write or illustrate for young readers with the hope of getting published, the 2015 Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market is the trusted resource you need. Now in its 27th edition, CWIM is the definitive publishing guide for anyone who seeks to write or illustrate for kids and young adults. Inside you'll find more than 500 listings for children's book markets (publishers, agents, magazines, and more)--including a point of contact, how to properly submit your work, and what categories each market accepts. You'll also find: Interviews with creators of today's successful children's books, including James Dashner (The Maze Runner series), Lauren DeStefano (Wither series), and illustrator Loren Long (Of Thee I Sing with Barack Obama) Success stories and advice from 13 debut authors and 9 debut illustrators Informative articles on how to write for boys and other "reluctant readers," how to write and sell children's nonfiction, how to sell your picture book, the difference between young adult and middle-grade, and much more *Includes access to the webinar "Be Your Own Editor: Tips for Self-Editing Your Children's Book" from editor Harold Underdown* This 60-minute webinar shows how to take your work and transform it into something great that will get editors, agents and readers excited. It's taught by Harold Underdown, who is both the editor of the popular kidlit website, The Purple Crayon, and the author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books. The truth is that getting a first draft completed is just the beginning for any writer. You've got to refine, revise, polish and overhaul your writing to make it the finest final product it can be -- and that's exactly what this webinar will teach you how to do.
'Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know.' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout. - Offers practical advice on getting started and on dealing with out-of-print books. - Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres. - Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor. - Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix. - Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.
Now includes a subscription to CWIM online (the children’s publishing area of writersmarket.com). The 2011 CWIM offers more than 650 listings for book publishers, magazines, agents, art reps and more. It’s completely updated and is the most trusted source for children’s publishing information. CWIM also contains exclusive interviews with and articles by well-respected and award-winning authors, illustrators, and publishing professionals as well as nuts-and-bolts how-to information. Readers will learn what to do, how to do it, and get loads of information and inspiration.