So You Want to Write a Children's Book: An Insider's Handbook for Children's Writers and Illustrators Who Want to... (Paperback)

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    Peter Carver is a veteran children’s book editor and recipient of the International Board on Books for Young people (IBBY) Claude Aubry Award for Distinguished Service in the Field of Children's Literature. Through his renowned workshops and retreats he has mentored hundreds of new and veteran authors, including dozens of national and international award winners whose books have been published in dozens of languages.

    Ever wanted to write or illustrate a children’s book and have no idea where to begin or where to seek publication?
    This handbook for new and aspiring children’s authors and illustrators is the ultimate guide to the whole process of writing your book and getting it to the publisher. Written in clear and expert prose by Peter Carver, one of North America’s leading children’s book editors, this book will show you how to begin, how to develop the story, how to speak to your audience, and how to refine the work for publication. Peter does not beat around the bush: Wring a children’s book is hard but rewarding work that requires the kinds of skill and dedication you can develop from the wisdom and guidance found in these pages. It includes:
    How to get started
    Writing for you audience
    Producing the Manuscript
    Fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama
    How illustrators get hired
    Illustrating picture books and nonfiction
    Planning your portfolio
    Fiction and Nonfiction, trade or Education markets
    Should you get an agent?
    Submitting for publication
    Self publication
    Contracts
    Copyright
    How a publishing house works
    Lists or writers’ resources and associations
    And much more

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    ISBN 9780889954564
    Genre REFERENCE / Personal & Practical Guides
    Format Paperback
    Pages 124
    Publisher Date 2011-05-15 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Red Deer Pr
    Copyright Year 2011
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.46 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle An Insider's Handbook for Children's Writers and Illustrators Who Want to Get Published
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Carver, Peter

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