The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books

Author(s): Harold D Underdown


?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 the 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


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?If you want to see your work published, this is the one book you absolutely must have. Why? Because Harold tells the truth about publishing for kids and teens; the good news, the hard news, and the information that will give your story a fighting chance. This book unveils all the secrets. I personally recommend it to hundreds of writers every year.?
--Laurie Halse Anderson, author of "Speak, Fever 1793," and "Twisted"
?Having worked as both editor and author, Harold Underdown is a knowledgeable and sympathetic guide to the often bewildering world of writing and publishing books for young people. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books is encouraging without pandering, realistic but not pessimistic, thorough and generous. I wish this book had been around when I first started out!?
--Linda Sue Park, Newbery Medalist
?What a thorough and useful book! A guided tour of children's book and magazine publishing that never skips a step. For seasonedH

General Fields

  • : 9781592577507
  • : Alpha Books
  • : Alpha Books
  • : May 2008
  • : 233mm X 186mm X 21mm
  • : United States
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback / softback
  • : 3rd
  • : 808.068
  • : 355
  • : illustrations
  • : Harold D Underdown