Sunday, February 28, 2010

Saturday, February 27, 2010

New Agent

Marisa Corvisiero is joining Lori Perkins Agency and will handle some young adult and children's literature.

Friday, February 26, 2010

New Publisher

Nosy Crow, a new U.K. publisher, will bring out both traditional print books and apps for smart phones and other devices.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Independent Bookstores

List by state of independent bookstores in the US and Canada.

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Amazon Sales Rank

How does it translate into number of books sold?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Scary Books for Kids

Monster Library reviews books for the twelve and under crowd.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Free Ebooks from Boyds Mills Press

Namelos is offering free ebooks of select titles through April 1, 2010. Enter the promo code given after each title. According to Kit (2ce4), City of Cannibals (d35f), The Dog in the Wood (3bd5), Warriors in the Crossfire (2ac4).

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Basic Picture Book Layout

Editorial Anonymous explains the pages in a picture book.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Ten Rules for Writing

Authors give ten (or so) pieces of advice on writing.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Twitter Chats for Writers

Use twitter and have discussions about writing.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Read Across America Day

On March 2, the National Education Association calls for every child to be reading in the company of a caring adult.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Curriculum Standards

The Common Core State Standards Initiative will shortly release their K-12 standards for English-language arts and mathematics for public comment.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Short Story Competition

Words Magazine has a contest for short stories written for kids (deadline April 30, 2010).

Monday, February 15, 2010

Vanity Publishers

Writers Beware shows how to tell the difference between vanity and mainstream publishers.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Writing Contests

Funds for Writers lists literary contests with no or nominal entry fees.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


Agent Mary Kole blogs about writing children's books.

Friday, February 12, 2010

New MG/YA Agent

Author Mandy Hubbard is joining D4EO Literary to represent middle-grade and young adult books.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

NJ SCBWI Annual Conference - June 4/5, 2010

Registration is now open for this two-day conference plus optional pre-conference intensives.

Permission to Use Copyrighted Material

What you need to do before using copyrighted material (song lyrics, poems, etc.) in your work.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Agent Kristen Nelson explains when and when not to use a prologue.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Ten Query Mistakes

Agent Rachelle Gardner (with a little help from her friends) lists the top query mistakes.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Google Alerts

Get an email whenever Google indexes a mention of you or your book (or anything else you set up.)

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Great Graphic Novels for Teens

A list of recommended graphic novels and illustrated nonfiction prepared by YALSA (Young Adults Library Services Association).

Friday, February 5, 2010

New Agent

Rubin Pfeffer an East Coast office for East/West Literary.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Jane Yolen's Writing Tips

Twenty tips from the NY SCBWI Conference as recorded by Kathy Temean.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Online Applications

50 online applications and sites related to social media.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Feminist Literature

The Amelia Bloomer projects released its list of feminist children's books for 2010.