It's both realistic and helpful.
If you want to publish a book for children, the first thing you must do is ask yourself WHY. Is your motivation to publish a kid’s book one of the following?
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The Business of Writing for Children An Award-winning Author's Tips on Writing Children's Books and Publishing Them, or How to Write, Publish, and Promote a Book for Kids
By Aaron Shepard
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION: "Dangerous Myths and Terrible Truths" PART 1 -- THE BASICS Writing Tips; Book Categories; Submissions; Publisher Categories; Contracts; Publishing Process; Bookseller Categories; Promotion and Career PART 2 -- THE INSIDE STORY Close looks at special topics. APPENDIX -- RESOURCES
About the AuthorAaron Shepard is the author of King o' the Cats, The Sea King's Daughter, The Legend of Lightning Larry, and sixteen other published and forthcoming picture books. His publishers have included Atheneum, Scribners, Clarion, Lothrop, Dial, and HarperCollins, as well as Cricket and Australia's School Magazine. Aaron's work has been honored by the American Library Association, the National Council for the Social Studies, and the American Folklore Society, and he has been a judge for the Golden Kite Awards of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
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