Book Writing Tips
One of the best children’s book writing tips I can give you is this… it is important to note that when you decide to submit your children’s book to a major publisher that you may not be able to get it published. Many of the major publishing houses already work with their own writers and agents and solicit from those particular sources but that doesn’t mean you can’t get your book published. You just have to work harder and search for one of the smaller publishing houses that is actively looking for manuscripts to publish.
The publishing industry is a very competitive one especially when it comes to publishing children’s books. You may think you’re at a disadvantage at first but it can be a blessing in disguise for you. You need to find a publisher that is a fit for you and the way you write and a major publishing house, though it can really help push your book may also force you to alter your writing style to suit their needs and not yours.
Your first rule of thumb is to join the Society of Children’s Book Authors and Illustrators so you are protected and have a place to go to learn about the children’s publishing world. This group that has local chapters which you can attend workshops, meetings and seminars. They also send out a monthly publication.
You can also purchase a book called the Children’s Writers Market which includes resources about publishers who are actively looking for manuscripts, a way on how you can contact them as well as what guidelines are used to submit your work. It’s up to you to make sure you get the right publisher that will work for you and help get the best out of your writing.
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