You only have a few paragraphs to capture a reader, whether a buyer on a site or in a bookstore, or a publishing professional. In this great post from Kathy Temean, agent Sean McCarthy critiques first page submissions from three different children’s book authors.
Don’t miss this great sample chapter from The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Publishing Children’s Books by Harold Underdown! It’s about agents. I highly recommend this book and also The Purple Crayon, Mr. Underdown’s authoritative, generous and informative site.
Don’t miss this inspiring collection of resources for writers gathered from around the Internet. Topics covered include developing an author platform, checking your contract, using social media effectively, overcoming discouragement, and more.