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Writing Children's Books for Dummies

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ISBN-10: 0764537288

ISBN-13: 9780764537288

Edition: 2005

Authors: Lisa Rojany Buccieri, Lisa Rojany Buccieri

List price: $19.99
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Everyone loves a children's book. And many dream about writing one. But is it actually possible for an unpublished writer-armed with a good story idea and a love of kids-to write, sell, publish, and promote a book? Yes, it is! Veteran children's book publishing executive and author Lisa Rojany Buccieri and author Peter Economy show you how, in their incredibly useful 2005 first edition of Writing Children's Books For Dummies. Buccieri and Economy begin by explaining the basics of the children's book business, from the nuts and bolts of the various formats and genres-with helpful illustrations to aid you-to the intricacies of the book publishing market, a list of recent award-winning books,…    
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/29/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English

Introduction
The ABCs of Writing for Children
The Basics of Writing Children’s Books
Children’s Book Formats and Genres
Understanding the Children’s Book Market
Immersing Yourself in the Writing Process
Setting Up Your Workspace
Starting with a Great Idea
Researching Your Audience and Subject
Creating a Spellbinding Story
Creating Compelling Characters
The Plot Thickens: Conflict, Climax, and Resolution
Can We Talk? Writing Dialogue
Setting the Scene
Finding Your Voice: Point of View and Tone
Writing Creative Nonfiction and How-To Books
Making Your Story Shine
Editing and Formatting Your Way to a Happy Ending
To Illustrate or Not to Illustrate
Finding Feedback and Encouragement
Getting Published and Promoting Your Book
Getting an Agent to Represent You
Finding the Perfect Publisher and Signing a Contract
Following the Publishing Process
Donning Your Publicity Cap
The Part of Tens
More than Ten Great Sources for Storylines
Ten Best Ways to Promote Your Story
Index