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How to Publish Your Children's Book: A Complete Guide to Making the Right Publisher Say Yes

It is the place where ogres and wizards live in enchanted forests. It is also the home of editors, marketers, and art directors. It is the world of children's book publishing. For writers hoping to have their children's stories published, though, it has always been one of the most confusing and frustrating places to navigate--until now. Award-winning writer Liza N. Burby has put together a complete and realistic guide to making the right children's book publisher say yes.

How to Publish Your Children's Book begins by providing a working knowledge of the children's book publishing process. First, it explains the importance of understanding categories, audiences, and marketplaces. Then, it provides a fascinating look inside the houses themselves--how things work and who does what. Next, it offers the aspiring author a proven system for selecting, approaching, and pursuing the right publishing firms. Also included are sections on the role of the illustrator and the ins and outs of publishing contracts. And in case there are no bites, the author even presents fascinating publishing alternatives. Throughout the book, you will find practical tips and advice from experienced agents, editors, and publishers, as well as insights from such popular children's authors as J.K. Rowling and Marc Brown.

Just as storybook heroes know the way to overcome ogres and evil wizards, successful children's book writers find a way to reach their goal of publication. Whether you're just thinking about writing a children's book or you are a published author, you'll find that How to Publish Your Children's Book points the way and provides a solid reference you can turn to time and time again.

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Meet the Author: Liza N. Burby

Liza N. Burby received her undergraduate degree in Journalism from St. John's University in Jamaica, New York. As a book editor-turned-writer, she is an award-winning author of thirty-nine nonfiction history, science, health, and social issue books for children from elementary school age through high school. Her articles frequently appear in national magazines and newspapers, including Parents Magazine and The New York Times. Currently managing editor of Long Island Parents & Children magazine, Ms. Burby also teaches "How to Write and Sell Fiction/Nonfiction" workshops to adults. The author and her family reside in Long Island, New York.

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