A children’s author shares her tips for maintaining your sanity through the search for a literary agent — and how to act once you get one.
Erin Teagan, author of the middle grade novel The Friendship Experiment and the Luciana, 2018 Girl of the Year books for American Girl, talks about her writing process.
For the self-published author, Amazon is the single easiest and least-expensive way to get your book in front of readers. Amazon Marketing Services offers authors a way to raise their books’ visibility.
She’s authored dozens of books. Now, as she celebrates her 35th year writing, Jane McBride offers her top 35 lessons learned. Enjoy some remarkable insight from a true professional.
by Jane Choate What is new adult fiction? New adult fiction bridges the gap between young adult and adult books. It typically features protagonists between the ages of 18 and 26. The label was first used in 2009 when St. Martin’s Press hosted a contest looking for stories that could be marketed […]
No matter the age of your reader, knowing your audience is key. Knowing their tastes, their needs, their wants, their expectations is vital in penning the kind of stories that will touch their hearts and minds. Jane Choate is here to give you some easy steps to truly understand your readers.
Our CBI Insiders are taking the publishing world by storm! Here’s some of what our Children’s Book Insider subscribers are accomplishing (with just a little help from CBI!)
For writers, rejection offers two clear outcomes: Discouragement or empowerment. In this article, Jane McBride gives you a step-by-step approach to overcoming rejection and using it to become a stronger, more determined writer.
We present an interview with Kendra Levin, Executive Editor of Viking Children’s Books. It’s an invaluable look inside the work life of an editor that offers some excellent insights for all submitting writers.
An independent bookstore owner talks about what’s selling now in middle grade and young adult fiction, and how he likes to work with authors on setting up events.
Writing dialogue seems like it should be easy and natural. In truth, it can be quite tricky. Here’s some great advice to make mastering the art of dialogue much easier.