From Children's Book Insider: The Latest on Writing & Publishing Books for Children & Teens


Writing the Modern Fairy Tale: Use a Twist

Give classic stories a new twist to create modern fairy tales for children and teens.


Dealing with (and Learning From) Rejection

Getting your manuscript rejected is tough, but authors can learn from the process to become better writers.


Why Teachers Make Great Children’s Book Writers

Teachers are perfectly positioned to be great children’s book writers. They have access to their readers, they understand how kids think and talk, and they know which books work best in the classroom.


Know Your Genre Before You Write

If you’re new to writing, sorting out all the different fiction genres, and figuring out where your writing fits, can be a daunting task. In this video, our Writer’s Coach Teresa Funke explains the various writing genres and how to choose which genre is right for you.


Why I Write Teen Books with Diverse Characters

A young adult author and former teacher writes about the kids he knows best – kids of color, gay kids, marginalized kids, poor kids, kids with disabilities, gang members, and incarcerated kids – because he wants all youth to see themselves represented in a positive light within the pages of teen literature.


Sneaky Marketing for Self-Published Authors

If you’re a self-published author, the idea of being writer, editor, publisher, art director and promoter for your book can be intimidating. But when it comes to marketing, don’t try to reinvent the wheel.


The Author and the Future of Children’s Books

The children’s book publishing landscape has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. Here’s how new authors can be relevant in a dynamic industry.


Which Age Group Should I Write For?

Our writing expert Alice Kuipers answers the question, “Which Age Group Should I Write For?”


We Need More Diverse Books!

Self-published author Tracy Bryan makes the case for more diverse books for children.


Terrified by Marketing? Then Don’t. Do This Instead…

If the idea of marketing gives you the willies, let me offer a new option….

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