What is a Young Adult Book?
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Alice Kuipers, the award-winning young adult author, sat down with Laura Backes to chat about her transition to picture book writer, and how writing picture books helps authors learn the craft for every age.
Check out all of Alice Kuipers’ books at alicekuipers.com.
Pubslush is a crowdfunding platform just for books, and one of our CBI literacy partners. Authors can use Pubslush to raise money for publishing and marketing their work. In this video, Laura explains some new features of Pubslush, and a book-giveaway project for December as well as a holiday charitable partnership with the Ronald
If you haven’t watched my talk with eBook experts Deb Drum and Amy Harrop click here to watch it.
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Karen Robertson, our Book App Expert, has created a special ebook version of her Book Apps for Beginners just for Children’s Book Insider subscribers!
Click here to download your copy , and learn all about Karen’s D-R-E-A-M system that will guide you through the app development process. She also includes
Join the Amazing Rosie and Rocky the Wonder Dog on an adventure to writing a terrific children’s story!
When Laura sat down with acclaimed children’s book editor Emma Dryden for her writeforkids interview, she saved something very special just for our Insiders. In this CBI Clubhouse-only video, Emma describes the 5 things that can kill your career before it even gets rolling. This is really powerful advice
Find out about our new partnership with Pubslush, an impressive platform that allows authors to raise money to create, produce and promote their work. Laura takes you on a site wallkthrough, and then sits down with Pubslush VP Amanda Barbara.
Laura will even show you our own section on
You’ve got a thrilling plot, quirky characters and riveting dialogue. Will anyone care or even notice if your participles dangle or if you’re stumped by which pronoun to use?
Ever wondered how non-illustrating writers can influence the finished artwork of their manuscript? Laura has the answer!
Join in as Laura and Helen chat about the Young Adult market, and how writers can gain a foothold:
What is a Chapter Book?
We’re pleased to highlight new picture books from three Fightin’ Bookworms: Natasha Yim, Allyn M. Stotz, and Carrie A. Pearson. In this interview they give some of their best tips on writing, revising and getting published.
In this video, Laura gives tips about how to target the correct age group for your book.
From mysteries to thrillers to historical fiction – learn the rules of the road for developing your plot.
Genre writing requires particular attention to plot, as each genre has its own unique plot structure. When creating your characters and determining your story’s catalyst, keep in mind where the overall
Listen to Deborah Halverson, an award-winning young adult author and former Harcourt editor, talk about her newest book Writing Young Adult Fiction for Dummies. In this podcast, Deborah gives tips for writing teen dialogue and knowing if your book has the all-important “hook” that editors want. Check out
You’re now at an exciting time in the submissions process. You've polished your manuscript, researched appropriate publishers and studied their submission guidelines. Now you're finally going to send your manuscript out into the world to be read by editors.
Before submitting your work, it’s essential that you study publishers’ lists to find the best fit for your manuscript. Your first stop is Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market published by Writer’s Digest Books. Note which publishers do the type of book you’ve written, and are also accepting submissions from new