Real Deal Resource
I got it today…
I had renewed my SCBWI membership, and when I did I discovered a resource I’d previously overlooked when I renewed last year…”The BOOK: The Essential Guide to Publishing for Children.”
I wasn’t sure it was going to be too helpful, but heck…I could download it for FREE as an SCBWI member, or for $6 I could get it mailed to me in hard copy. I chose the hard copy. (It will be easier to highlight and dog-ear than my computer screen.)
There are multiple sections, much advice, well written guidance, current and up-to-date addresses of book and magazine publishers and their needs and wants, agents and editors and what they’re looking for.
It’s chock full of resources: market surveys, publication info, school visit advice, copyright and legal Q&A’s, as well as “Fifty-Two Kidlit Blogs to Visit Before You Die.” (Well…my blog isn’t in there, yet.)
So, if you’re a member, check it out. It is a real deal resource. I already have info from it that will help push me toward more aggressive and confident submission.