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Real Deal Resource

April 18, 2013

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.

Who knows…maybe MY blog will be in the next issue.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 25, 2013 7:22 am

    I definitely found this one helpful!

  2. April 25, 2013 9:50 pm

    I don’t have this book, but the section on 52 kidlit blogs to visit would be fascinating. Thanks for sharing, Damon.

  3. April 29, 2013 12:46 am

    Thanks for stopping by my blog to read the interview with the Barbara Karlin award winner. I frequently do interviews with children’s books authors. I learn something new from each interview I do.

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