I do not self-publish, but this article about writers in discussion forums is for everyone. Thanks for drawing it to my attention, Julie Hedlund.
Here’s an interview with another agent who represents books for children. She is still with the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Submission guidelines and recent deals are on the agency’s site.
Art and letters join together in Robyn Hood’s Etsy shop. If you write and do crafts too, take a look.
On his blog today, Robert Brewer offers some great advice. He challenges writers to develop a slogan. This helps a writer develop focus. It’s also very useful for stationery, invoices, business cards and websites. Mine is “Writing for Children, and the Wonderful People Who Help Them Learn.”
The slogan includes my fiction, but also my poetry, nonfiction, and my works for the educational market. It does not include editing, illustrating, or works for adults.
Click below for expert information about developing your own slogan.
For those who enjoy Webinars, here’s a site that offers instruction for writers of children’s fiction.
If you are an author and presenter, this site is an example of stellar marketing. Notice that she offers each Webinar free for 24 hours. After, that it is available for purchase. Note also the endorsements and the pitch on the page. It’s short, to the point, and very effective. The page layout is clean and simple. Even the author’s picture is good. It isn’t arty, but notice how she makes warm contact with the viewer. You can do this, too.
Many of us are thinking about novels right now because next month is NaNoWriMo, the annual crazy time when people everywhere try to write 50,000 words in one month.
For those who want to submit their masterpieces and wonder about word counts in the publishing biz, here’s a quick run-down. Of course, there are always exceptions, but they are exceptions.
Use Twitter to promote your new book and yourself as a writer. It’s easy and fun. Avoid pitfalls by reading this informative post.
Publishing news for writers of children’s books. (If you have not signed up for the PW e-newsletter, it is worthwhile.)
Smart writers budget their time for maximum efficiency (or at least they aim to.) Publicizing yourself and your books is an important task, but it can take over your day if you let it. Check out this link. It gives you important, and non-intuitive, information to help you get the most out of your social publicity hours.