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


How to Get a Free Master Class on Writing Children’s Books

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


Here’s how…


Developing a Children’s App, Step 1: Determine Your Objectives

Are you thinking about creating an app for children, but have no idea where to start? Our App Expert Karen Robertson has helped many writers realize their goal of producing a children’s story app, and has created an easy step-by-step process.


In this post, she shares the first step in her system.


Top Editor Emma Dryden on Hot Children’s Book Trends & How to Connect with Teens

Recently, top children’s book editor Emma Dryden sat down for a video chat with CBI Publisher Laura Backes.


In this, the second of three parts, Emma weighs in on the latest publishing trends, and discusses how authors can connect with teens and tweens.


The Amazing Rosie in “What Makes a Children’s Book Great”!

Join the Amazing Rosie and Rocky the Wonder Dog on an adventure to writing a terrific children’s story!


Book Marketing: How to Use Hashtags to Improve Your Twitter Reach

If you’re using Twitter for book marketing and to expand your fan base (and you should be!) you may still be confused by the concepts of hashtags and how to use them properly.


This excellent infographic from the brilliant marketing expert Neil Patel makes it all much simpler:


10 Declarations for the 21st Century Children’s Author

It’s time for a fresh start.


For the moment, forget apps and ebooks.  Forget query letters and page counts. Let’s focus on the one thing that will make or break your career writing for children.





To give you the boost you may need right now, we’ve created something we’d like to share with you. A few words that may help you catch a glimpse your own potential.


We call it 10 Declarations for the 21st Century Children’s Author, and we think it’s something everyone who writes for children needs to read.  We hope you’ll agree.


How to Create Your Own Children’s Writing Niche — With One Simple Technique

Can you really create an entirely new children’s writing idea by simply adding a word or a phrase to an existing concept?


Believe it or not, you absolutely can! Let’s try it out…


Winning the Mental Game of Writing

In this exclusive conversation, Jon and Andrea talk about the biggest obstacles each of us face in our writing careers. You’ll get new perspectives that can help you overcome these hurdles, and lots of inspiration to fill your sails as you move forward.


A Top Editor on What Children’s Writers Must Know to Succeed Today

Laura chats with Emma Dryden, one of children’s publishing’s most accomplished editors, having worked on hundreds of books for young readers. Emma describes what all children’s writers must do to stay relevant and thrive in today’s publishing environment.


Make Your Writing Blog a Winner: Key Tips for Success

If you’re blogging to build a fan base (and you should be!) you want the time you invest to be fruitful. A writing blog can help you reach fan and wide in your marketing efforts — if you know what you’re doing.

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