Tag Archives: picture books

Children’s Books’ Formats

Hello everyone!

While preparing my post New Jersey SCBWI 2017 Annual Conference submissions, I came across Summer Edward’s blog post “Types of Books for Children and Teens- Formats Explained.” It contains word count, page length, and format advice for the main genres of children’s books. I highly recommend her post.

Happy writing!

Katie

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Picture Books: The Underlying Structure

Hello everyone!

One of my goals as a writer is to get at least one picture book published.  However, the picture book market is very competitive.  Below are two blog posts and an article about how to structure a successful picture book.  I hope you find them to be as helpful as I did.

“Writers: The 20 Questions I Ask a Picture Book” by Rachel Hamby: https://rachelhamby.com/for-writers/ (Special thanks to Laurie Wallmark for leading me to this article.)

“Concept book, concept book. What do you see?” by Bonny Becker: https://booksaroundthetable.wordpress.com/2017/02/06/concept-book-concept-book-what-do-you-see/?wref=pil

“7 Ways to Structure Your Picture Book” by Brian A. Klems: http://www.writersdigest.com/whats-new/7-ways-to-structure-your-picture-book (This article ties in with Bonny Becker’s article.  I think of the seven structures as seven writing challenges.)

Happy writing!

Katie

Marketing Children’s Picture Books

Hello everyone!

One of the most important things authors do is market their books.  Check out the articles below for ideas on how and where to market your children’s picture book(s).

“How To Market Children’s Books” by Jessica Schein: http://www.lulu.com/blog/2012/07/how-to-market-childrens-books/#sthash.IugZi6m3.dpbs

“Tips for Marketing Self-Published Children’s Books” by Alex Palmer: http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/authors/pw-select/article/67610-not-child-s-play.html

“Getting the Word Out: Marketing Children’s Books” by Barbara Cohen: http://www.underdown.org/marketing.htm

Happy writing!

Katie