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Honest and precise everything about writing for children there is to know. Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for the ever-expanding and always exciting children's marketnow in a new and updated third edition. Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to," plus revision and updates throughout Offers practical advice on getting started--and on dealing with out-of-print books Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing, and more"

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781592577507
ISBN-10: 1592577504
Format: Paperback / softback
(233mm x 186mm x 21mm)
Pages: 355
Imprint: Alpha
Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Harold D Underdown

Harold Underdown is an experienced children s book editor and former editorial director for Charlesbridge Publishing. He served as VP, editorial, for iPicturebooks and has served as editor for children s divisions at Orchard and Macmillan. He is a frequent speaker at writer s conferences, training new writers on the ins and outs of the children s book market, and maintains The Purple Crayon (, a website on children s publishing. Currently, he is an editorial consultant in New York."