The Jan Peck/David Davis Publishing Link Sheet
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Children's Writers Group is for discussion of writing and illustrating for children in all media, including such topics as creativity, work styles and techniques, dealing with rejection, and so on. The primary focus of this group is trade and educational publishing. We do sometimes discuss topics related to self-publishing and micropress publishing. To subscribe, send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org or go the this group's home page at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/childrens-writers.
A discussion list for published authors of teen fiction: To apply for membership, please send an e-mail to email@example.com with the name of your publisher, and title of your latest book.
Amazon's Fantastic Search Engine: When you get an idea for a book, this is a great place to research what is already published. Also, type in a publishing company name, the type of book, and sort the books in order of sales to understand what types of books the publisher has had success publishing.
Top Blogs in Children's Literature from Hornbook: http://www.hbook.com/resources/librarians/blogs.asp
Linked-In SCBWI list: Join and receive notices of new additions. Includes posts by editors Harold Underdown, Emma Dryden, and many others. http://www.linkedin.com/
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books. http://www.underdown.org/. His social media resources: http://www.underdown.org/social-media-resources.htm.
Emma Dryden: Join her Facebook business page:drydenbks.
Be the Monkey - Ebooks and Self-Publishing: A Dialog Between Authors Barry Eisler and Joe Konrath: http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2011/03/ebooks-and-self-publishing-dialog.html. (Warning: some in poor taste.)
1.Smashwords: http://www.smashwords.com. Started by Mark Coker: Best site to begin ebook journey. Easy to upload, get ISBN's, and get distribution. Their "meat grinder" program converts your Word document to all forms of files for readers, computers, and iphones etc. It takes trial and error at first, but you'll get the hang of it. The free Smashwords Style Guide and Smashwords Book Marketing Guide are a help in getting an overview of the ebook jungle. 2. Amazon Kindle Direct Publishing: https://kdp.amazon.com/ 3. Barnes and Noble Pub-It: http://pubit.barnesandnoble.com/. 4. CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/ is the best deal for most independently published books. Lulu site costs more, but may work out better for some people because you can order hard cover books. It depends on your situation. Count the costs and return on each project before you decide which path to take.
SHAMELESS PROMOTION DEPARTMENT: Visit www.janpeck.com or www.davidrdavis.com
to see links for writers, artwork, and details about their interactive school, library, and conference programs, as well as this handout.
Chicken Soup for the Soul is a publisher of true,
inspiring, heartwarming and heartfelt stories. If you have a story that
happened in your life that can bring joy and awareness to chicken soup
readers, check out their online submission form "Send Us a Story". Be
to wait a long, long time to hear back. They don't tell you if
are NOT going to use your story. They pay $300 for stories.
They buy true stories from adults, kids, and teenagers.
The Children's Book Council http://www.cbcbooks.org/
(CBC) is a non-profit trade
that has been dedicated to encouraging literacy and the use and
of children's books since 1945. Be sure to check out http://www.cbcbooks.org/about/ourmembers
Members List). This is a writers'
illustrators' market guide that is updated twice monthly! .
Cricket Magazine Group is a publisher that includes Muse,
Click, Cicada, Cricket, Spider, Ladybug and Babybug
Check out their "Submission Guidelines" link at the very bottom of the
page for writing and illustrating guidelines and payment terms for all
of the magazines.
Stone Soup Magazine is a magazine that brings young readers
stories, heartfelt poems, and beautiful art by their peers worldwide.
writers and artists are encouraged to create and submit their own
Carefully follow their "Contributors’ guidelines" to submit your
and illustrations. Contributors of stories, poems, book reviews, and
work are paid $25 each, illustrators are paid $15 per illustration, and
the cover artist is paid $50.
Kid Magazine Writers: Tons of
information on markets, techniques, writing, and editors. http://www.kidmagwriters.com
Children's Magazine Guide: A
Subject Index to Children's Magazines & Web sites: http://www.childrensmag.com/.
Picture Book Writing Kit
This is a one-page handout from David Davis and myself that we use in our writing workshops. It has the elements of writing a picture book--all put together in this little kit. Enjoy! Picture Book Writing Kit.
Writers: Dream it! Do it! Write it now! Plenty of
great ideas to get your book in print! http://www.smartwriters.com
Verla Kay's Site: One of the BEST
"how-to" sites for Children's book writers!
This is the place to come for information on how to get started, and what to do
after you start selling. Begin with the Getting Started, Writer's Tips, and Links pages, and browse through the extensive workshops on the Transcripts page. Then, when you need more information, move on to the Published Writer's
page. Share your successes on the Good News page, chat with other writers in the Live Chat room (nightly) or on the Forum Chat board.
Aaron Shepard's Kidwriter Page: Tips on How to Write, Sell
Promote Children's Books
North Central/ Northeast Texas Chapter of
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
The local chapter of SCBWI. This is a wonderful supportive, professional group of people. Learn the ropes of writing and illustrating for children. This organization can save you from making years of common mistakes.
The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators is
only professional organization dedicated to serving the people who
illustrate, or share a vital interest in children’s literature. Whether
you are a professional writer, a famous illustrator, a beginner with a
good idea, or
somewhere in-between, SCBWI is here to serve you. Their Web site has a dual purpose: It exists as a service to their members as well as offering information about the children’s publishing industry and their organization to non-members. Your time here will be well spent.
A Great Rhyming Dictionary Online:
Writing a cover letter for your book: Sometimes this
where writers get stuck. This is based on a quick class I gave on
writing cover letters for the North Central/ Northeast TX Society of
Book Writers and Illustrators.
Cover letter information.
Pen and Ink Drawings
Some of my Favorite Quotes
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