The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, 3rd Edition

The Inside Story on Publishing Kids’ Books—from Beginning to End!

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, 3rd Edition

'Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know.' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout. - Offers practical advice on getting started and on dealing with out-of-print books. - Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres. - Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor. - Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix. - Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books

Provides advice on writing different types of children's books, working with publishers, the importance of illustrators, and building a career.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, 3rd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, 3rd Edition

Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know.' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout. - Offers practical advice on getting started and on dealing with out-of-print books. - Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres. - Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor. - Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix. - Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published, 5th Edition

The Book You Need to Get Your Own Book Published

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published, 5th Edition

Includes tips about everything from agents to electronic publishing.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stepparenting

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stepparenting

You're no idiot, of course. You know how to push a toddler on a swing, the recipe for the best gooey chocolate chip cookies, and even how to get teens to confide in you. Your own kids think you're hip, too (although they'd never admit to it). But when it comes to figuring out how not to come across as the wicked stepparent, you feel like you need a magical potion. Don't reach for the garlic yet! 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Stepparenting' gives you santiy-saving advice for dealing with the stepfamily, getting to know your stepchildren, and feeling confident in your role. In this 'Complete Idiot's Guide', you get: -Tips for dealing with the dreaded first meeting. -The top 10 complaints of stepmoms and stepdads, and how to deal with them. -Disciplining do's and don'ts. -Practical suggestions for dealing with the Ex. -Expert advice on making time for romance!

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Publishing

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Self-Publishing

A practical guide for a booming market. Every aspiring self-published author needs this guide, which covers everything from design to sales. It reveals all the tools they'll need, including worksheets for estimating costs, timing, and resources; up-to-date information on production and design; formats for many genres; strategies for publicity and sales; plus success stories from self- published authors. * Publishers Marketing Association estimates there are 73,000 small and self- publishers in the U.S., with 8,000-11,000 new ones each year * Of the approximately 2.8 million books in print, 78% of the titles come from small/self-publishers (PMA) * For small and self-publishers, sales increased 21% annually from 1997-2002; in 2002, these 73,000 publishers grossed $29.4 billion * 81% of the population feels they have a book inside them; 6 million have written a manuscript; and another 6 million have a manuscript making the rounds

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing for Young Adults

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Writing for Young Adults

Gather around—it’s story time! This comprehensive guide introduces aspiring storytellers to the ins and outs of writing fiction and nonfiction for young adults. Information includes an overview of writing, from dialogue and point of view to plot, setting, and character construction; choosing an agent and publisher; marketing the finished work, and more. * Written by an experienced author who has written, edited, and published books for young adults * Features writing exercises, anecdotes, and insider information

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adoption, 2nd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Adoption, 2nd Edition

"A beacon through the often tangled and varied paths to parenting through adoption" - William Pierce, President, National Council for Adoption Hailed as "an extremely valuable resource" by Jann Heffner, executive director of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption, this new edition covers the adoption process, new information on cyber adoption, changes in adoption laws, and the financial considerations of adoption. - Updated appendixes with new listings for adoption agencies, publications, adoptive parents' groups, and adoption attorneys - Comprehensive information on adopting abroad, Internet-assisted adoptions, and the legal aspects of adoption, including pre-birth consent laws

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Indigo Children

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Indigo Children

Forget the Age of Aquarius and hang on tight! The term 'Indigo Children' entered the lexicon in 1982 when psychic and author Nancy Ann Tappe talked about the coming Indigo Age in her book, Understanding Your Life Through Color. In this guide, the authors explain why Indigo Children require lots of attention: they tend to think holistically and intuitively, and they process emotions differently. Parenting these high-level children is a challenge, and their years in school may be challenging. ?Articles about the Indigo phenomenon have appeared in newspapers throughout the U.S. and as far away as Russia over the last few years, including one in the New York Times ?Author Wendy H. Chapman is considered one of the foremost experts on Indigo

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Magazine Articles

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Magazine Articles

Offers advice to aspiring journalists on how to write effective feature articles, and explains how to sell the articles to newspapers, magazines, and trade publications.