Sunday, January 31, 2010

How to Make a Book Trailer

Author Myrlin A. Hermes gives step-by-step directions.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010

Ebook Promotion

Twenty-six ways to promote your ebook from The Publicity Hound.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Book Publicity Blog

A publicist at a large publishing house blogs on the ins and outs of book publicity.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Black History Month

28 days of children's books recommendations by and about people of color.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Proofreader's Marks

Standard proofreader's marks from the Chicago Manual of Style.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Creating a Website

From how to get started to how to be noticed, learn what it takes to make a good writer's website.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Independent Bookstores

Independent bookstores are a great place to market your book.

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Selling Your First Novel

Statistics from the "tenners," a group of novelists debuting in 2010.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Researching Comparable Books

Agent Jill Corcoran gives websites to use in researching published books.

New Agent

Brenda Bowen has joined the Sanford J. Greenburger Assoc. agency.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Dictionary Searches

One look lets you search multiple dictionaries using wildcards, abbreviations, phrases, and more.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Website of of author appearances, book events, and literary happenings.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Acquisitions Process

Madeline Smoot of CBAY Books and Blooming Tree Press diagrams it out.

Monday, January 18, 2010

ALA Awards - 2010

When You Reach Me won this year's Newbery Medal.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

New Agent

Lauren MacLeod has joined the Strothman Agency and is looking for middle-grade and young adult novels.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Nonfiction for Kids

Community and information for nonfiction writers in this Yahoo group.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Picture Book vs. Short Story

Author Jan Fields tells how to tell the difference.

Thursday, January 14, 2010


Grants to help writers complete a specific projects. (Application timing 2/15/10-3/15/10)

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Picture Book Marathon

Join with others as you write 26 picture books during the month of February.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

New Agency

Agent Jennifer Unter has started her own agency and is interested in representating all types of children's books.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Jewish Books for Children

Barbara Bietz, author and member of the Sydney Taylor Book Award Committee, shares ideas ideas and reviews about Jewish Children's books.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

New Agent

Quinlan Lee, with Adams Literary, is interested in finding new authors.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Revision Stages

Author Natalie Whipple gives three steps for revising.

Friday, January 8, 2010

New YA Agent

Kate Epstein is now accepting YA submissions.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Top Ten Writing Mistakes

Author Suzanne Lieurance, an instructor at the Institute for Children's Literature, shares the top ten mistakes new children's writers make.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature

Katherine Paterson was named to this two-year position created to emphasize the importance of literacy and education.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Association for Library Service to Children

News, issues, conferences, resources, and activities for those interested in children’s librarianship.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Multicultural Literacy Conference - 3/19-21/10

First annual conference to promote books written by and about people of color.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Researching Agents

Agent Jill Corcoran provides links to sites that will help you find an agent.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

The Horn Book's Best of 2009

Twenty-seven books on their “Fanfare” list that "respect and nurture children’s intelligence, talents, and imagination. "

Friday, January 1, 2010

2010 Bloom Award

Blooming Tree Press is looking for a young adult, light romance in its Second Annual Bloom Award. (deadline October 31, 2010)