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Writing For Children

This post by Diana Hurwitz originally appeared on The Blood-Red Pencil on 8/12/15. “I have an idea for a children’s book. Who should I pitch it to?” I see this question often on writing forums and it takes willpower to refrain from posting, “Whoa, back it up, Nelly.” Writing for children is hard, hard work. […]

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Keys to Writing Books for Very Young Readers

This post by Olivia Snaije originally appeared on Publishing Perspectives on 3/25/15. PARIS: Within a program of events celebrating French publisher l’école des loisirs’ 50th birthday, the cherished children’s book author, Grégoire Solotareff, gave a talk on Monday about how to transform an idea for a book into reality. In the tradition of Maurice Sendak […]

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How to Create Picture Ebooks for Kids

This post by Laura Backes originally appeared on Jane Friedman’s site on 2/23/15. Until recently, creating ebook versions of children’s picture books was something publishers reserved for their best-selling authors and illustrators. If you wanted to self-publish a picture ebook, you either needed to be a whiz at writing code, or you paid an ebook […]

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Future Bright For Children’s Books As Industry Names Plot Next Chapter

This post by Imogen Russell Williams originally appeared on The Guardian Books Blog on 9/26/14. A mood of optimism marked the Bookseller Children’s Conference, with sales up 10% and editors pronouncing themselves keen to experiment and push the digital envelope The Purcell Room on London’s South Bank was awash with positivity on Thursday, as the […]

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