Friday, July 31, 2009

Marketing Tips

Nancy Sanders blogs a series of writing tips. (Note: Click the link at the bottom right of each entry to get to the next tip.)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

New Agent

Brenda Bowen is joining Sanford J. Greenburger as an agent. She represents children's books for all ages (preschool through young adult).

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Book Publishing

Consulting editor Alan Rinzler gives an insider's view of writing and publishing.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

New Agency

Michael Stearns, Chris Richman, and Danielle Chiotti are starting a new children's book agency. Their website will be:

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Book Review Blogs

List of blogs that review children's books:

Friday, July 24, 2009

Publisher Sales Department

What happens after your novel is acquired? A blog from an employee of a publisher's sales department.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Why Agents Reject

There are many reasons, not related to the quality of your manuscript, that an agent might turn you down.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

E-Book Release Dates

Should e-books be released simultaneously with the hardcover version?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Fall 2009 Children's Books

Publisher's Weekly list of children's books coming out in Fall 2009 (courtesy of agent Jill Corcoran's blog).

Monday, July 20, 2009

Best Kids' Books Ever

New York Times op-ed columnist Nicholas D. Kristof makes hisoriginal list:
and hundreds of readers add their suggestions:

Sunday, July 19, 2009

National Bookselling Day - November 9, 2009

A day to celebrate bookstores, increase store traffic, and sell more books.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


A blog from someone who works in the publicity department at a large publishing house

Friday, July 17, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Google Book Search Settlement

Take this survey and let them know what you think. You don't need to have standing to give your opinion.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Agent Viewpoint

Blog written by the Guide to Literary Agents editor.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Artwork inspired by Where the Wild Things Are

Many illustrators pay tribute to the Maurice Sendak classic.

Monday, July 13, 2009

Story Emotions

Four techniquesfrom editor Cheryl Klein to reach the emotional heart of your story.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Character Chart

Detailed sample chart to keep track of your characters' traits.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Jane Addams Children's Book Award

Yearly award for a children's book published in the previous year that promotes peace, justice, and equality. (deadline December 31)

Thursday, July 9, 2009

New Picture Book Line - Hammond

With a six titles in its first list, Hammond will debut a new book line this fall.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

First Page Critique

Submit the first page of your manuscripts and get critiqued by a children's book editor.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

Picture Book Advances

If you have a published picture book, fill out a survey and receive information for negotiating future contracts.
And here are the results:

Sunday, July 5, 2009


A must read blog by the editor of the Children's Writers and Illustrators Market.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

Rhyme Zone

Online rhyming dictionary that gives rhymes by number of syllables and indicates the more common rhymes.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Albert Whitman Looking for Novels

Send query letters or complete manuscript via snail mail to Kathleen Tucker, Editor-in-Chief for novels with protagonists up to age 12. Simultaneous submission okay, but mention it in your letter.