Monday, May 31, 2010

Query Letter Basics

Eric Blank gives a salesperson's point of view about query letters.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Picture Book Twitter

Transcripts of picture book lit chats (#pblitchat) on Twitter.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Do You Need an Agent?

Harold Underdown gives reasons why you might not.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

The One Sentence Pitch

Agent Nathan Bransford explains what to put in a one sentence pitch.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Best Children's Books of 2010

The Children's Book Committee at the Bank Street College of Education chooses.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Advance Reader Copies

What should you do with the galleys you get of your book?

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Manuscript Lengths

Agent Mary Kole discusses when is a manuscript too long.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

iPad Apps for Writers

Reviews of various writing-related applications for the iPad.

Friday, May 21, 2010

New Agency

Folio Literary Management launches a division devotes to children's and young adult books

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Publishing Company Departments

What's done where and by whom in a publishing company.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Odds of Getting Publishers

Harold Underdown shows how it's not all bad news.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Website/Blog Before Publication

Should you have a website and/or a blog before you even have a publisher?

Monday, May 17, 2010


Agent Nathan Bransford explains the elusive concept of "voice."

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Breaking the Rules

Agent Mary Kole discusses when you can "color outside the lines."

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Book Trailers

Four tips from Writers Digest on how to create a book trailer.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

State Educational Standards

Education World provides links by state for educational standards in various subject areas.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Monday, May 10, 2010

Rhyming Picture Books

Agent Mary Kole discusses the pros and cons of picture books in rhyme.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Editorial Reviews

Post editorial reviews on your Amazon Author Central page.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Writing Children's Books-FAQs

Answers from SCBWI to frequently asked questions.

Friday, May 7, 2010

The Acquisitions Process

Agent Jill Corcoran provides links for several different publishers.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

New Agent

Suzie Townsend is a new agent at the Fine Print Literary Agency seeking both children's fiction/nonfiction and adult fiction.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Writing Nonfiction

Eleven tips for writing nonfiction from author Fiona Bayrock.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Why does an editor stop reading your manuscript?

Monday, May 3, 2010


Check how your website looks on the iPad.

Sunday, May 2, 2010


Ten keys to create a perfect synopsis

Saturday, May 1, 2010