Writing Children's Books for Dummies

Rojany Buccieri, Lisa

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Synopsis: Everything aspiring authors need to write, publish, and sell achildren's book

Everyone loves a children's book—and many dream aboutwriting one. But is it actually possible for an unpublishedwriter—armed with a good story idea and a love ofkids—to write, sell, publish, and promote a book? Yes, itis!

Clearly and concisely written with straightforward advice and aplethora of specific up-to-date recommendations, WritingChildren's Books For Dummies provides step-by-step informationon everything aspiring children's book authors need toknow—from researching the current marketplace to developingstory ideas, strengthening writing skills, dealing with editors,and submitting proposals and manuscripts to agents andpublishers.

  • Updated and improved writing exercises
  • All new content on social media and establishing an onlinepresence as an author
  • Fresh, updated content on publishing via hard copy and all thee- platforms

From setting down that first word on paper to doing a successfulpublicity tour, Writing Children's Books For Dummies givesyou the confidence and the insiders' know-how to write and sell thestory you've always wanted to write.

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Learn to:

  • Write great stories with memorable characters
  • Pen a catchy query letter that sings
  • Find an agent and use social media

Your guide to writing, publishing, and promoting a children'sbook

Written with straightforward advice and a plethora of up-to-daterecommendations, including the scoop on writing e-books, WritingChildren's Books For Dummies provides step-by-step informationon everything aspiring children's book authors need to know. Topicsinclude researching the current marketplace, developing greatstories and characters, writing captivating plots with drama,intriguing editors and agents, submitting queries and manuscripts,and making the most of social media marketing.

  • Children's books 101 — take an in-depth look at the manydifferent formats of children's books (including e-books), as wellas who actually buys children's books and why
  • Enter the writing zone — get a jump on the writingprocess, discover how to set up your workspace, develop great storyideas, and build upon your great ideas with research
  • The plot thickens — create a spellbinding story with aworkable plot, characters to care about and root for, realdialogue, and a setting to transport your reader to the worldyou've created
  • Put on your editor's cap — revise and edit yourmanuscript, decide whether to illustrate your story on your own,and discover where to look for helpful feedback on your work
  • Get the word out — consider the pros and cons of workingwith literary agents versus contacting publishers yourself; get thescoop on book deals, contracts, and self-publishing; and conquerthe publishing world with social media marketing

Open the book and find:

  • Explanations of children's book formats and genres
  • Details on plot, character, and drama
  • Trusted tips on writing believable dialogue
  • Info on writing creative nonfiction children's books
  • What you need to know about agents, publishers,self-publishing, and e-books
  • The scoop on the illustration process
  • How you can promote and publicize your book

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Publication Date: 2012
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