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


Getting Reviews on Amazon for Your Self-Published eBook

Getting reviews for your self-published ebook is your first step in the marketing process. Our experts tell you how in this video.


Ask Writer Alice: When is My Manuscript Ready to Send to Agents or Editors?

In this short video, bestselling YA author Alice Kuipers talks about how to tell if your manuscript is ready to be submitted to publishers or an agent.


Ask Writer Alice: Making Your Story Original

Author Alice Kuipers is back, and this time she addresses the question, “How do I make my story original for my readers?”


Take a Moment and Look at This — It May Change the Course of Your Life

In the next two minutes, you can identify your own obstacles and poor mental habits, and replace them with something far more conducive to success. Want to give it a shot?


A Writer’s Guide to Surviving the Holidays

In this quick video, Author/Writer’s Coach Teresa Funke offers tips on how to maintain your creative energy during the stressful holiday season.


Use Author Visits to Generate Book Ideas

Use author school visits to test out new story ideas for your next children’s book.


I Was a Serendipitous Children’s Writer

Noelle Sterne chronicles her unexpected route to writing for children.


Turn Your Inner Critic into a Wise Editor

Every writer I know has an inner critic. Even successful authors must put up with the nagging voice that pesters them as they work, feeding them negative messages about their writing. It’s time to silence this critical voice. Here’s how!


Ask Writer Alice: The Difference Between Middle Grade and Young Adult

Alice Kuipers explains the difference between middle grade and young adult fiction in terms of plots and characters.


#WeNeedDiverseBooks Starts Movement for Diversity in Children’s Books

The grassroots movement for diversity in children’s literature has grown to partner with School Library Journal and launch its first Indiegogo campaign.

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