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


Ten Tips for Promoting Your Book on Twitter

The author of “Twitter for Writers” provides 10 easy-to-follow tips for authors seeking to improve engagement and awareness using Twitter.


Free Five Day Course – How to Make Writing a Priority in Your Life

Beat procrastination, overcome time constraints and find out what’s really holding you back!


Hosted by writeforkids Journey Coach Andrea Woolf.


Five Reasons Fiction Writers Should Write Nonfiction

If you think true books for children are boring, then it’s been too long since you’ve read one. Lyrical writing, in-depth research, breath-taking photography, and detailed illustrations are the new norm in nonfiction. Here’s how you can reap the benefits of writing nonfiction.


Top Editor Emma Dryden on Working with Editors and Acting Professionally

Top children’s book editor Emma Dryden concludes her three part interview series with CBI Publisher Laura Backes by describing the best business practices for today’s authors, and why every writer needs an editor.


Editors’ Pick: The Top 15 Kidlit and YA (Young Adult) Book Review Sites

A favorable mention on a book review blog can go a long way toward promoting your book. But how do you know which blogs to submit to when there are hundreds to choose from? We’re here to help. We sifted through the lists and chose this baker’s dozen of the absolute best review blogs.


Blow as Deep as You Want to Blow: Jack Kerouac on the Art of Writing

  In the late 50’s, Allen Ginsberg asked his friend Jack Kerouac to explain his concept of “spontaneous prose”. Kerouac responded with a series of maxims that are, in turn, inspirational, provocative and, sometimes, baffling.   And, like almost everything Kerouac did, they’re just plain cool.   This video picks some of our favorites. Watch […]


How to Get Your “Black Belt” in Writing Children’s Books

Successful authors have done one single, simple thing that has helped them vault to success writing children’s books.  In this video, Jon tells you exactly what it is!


How One Top Young Adult Author *Really* Feels About Social Media

When young adult author Alice Kuipers entered the world of social media, she got more than she bargained for. Find out how she overcame the overwhelm.


Standard Word Counts, Page Lengths and Formats for Self-Published Books, eBooks, Apps

If you’re self-publishing an ebook, app, or print book that you plan to sell online — bypassing the bookstores — you get to follow a slightly different set of “rules”.


Start Here: Writing for Children, Step One

Ready to learn the secrets of great writing direct from top authors? It’s easy and you can start today!


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