The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, 3rd Edition - Harold D. Underdown

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, 3rd Edition

By Harold D. Underdown

  • Release Date: 2008-05-06
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

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Description

'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.