Emma Dryden is one of children’s publishing’s most accomplished editors, having worked on hundreds of books for young readers, including board books, picture books, non-fiction, middle grade fiction, and young adult/teen fiction and fantasy. Emma has edited some of the field’s top authors, including Ellen Hopkins, Paul Zelinsky, Shelia P. Moses, Susan Cooper, Alan Katz, David Catrow, Lee Bennett Hopkins, Karma Wilson and David Diaz.
Recently, Emma sat down for a video chat with CBI Publisher Laura Backes. In this, the third of three parts, Emma discusses the best business practices of today’s aspiring authors, why every author needs an editor, and what editors can do for you.
(To view Part One, in which Emma describes what authors need to do to succeed in the current publishing environment, click here. To view Part Two, in which Emma weighs in on the latest publishing trends, and discusses how authors can connect with teens and tweens, click here. )