How To Get Started Writing Children’S Books

How to publish a children’s book. .

I have written a children’s book and I think I’m ready to start sending it out to see if I can get it published. But I have NO idea where to begin. Does anyone have any advice or know of a website that can help?

I recommend that you go to the library and read Writer’s market. It explains how to submit a book and who might buy from an unknown author.Also join a Writer’s Group at a community college for more help.

How do I start writing a childrens book.

I have several great ideas for books for ages from 2-5? I have the concept I just need to find out a way to organize my thoughts and get them on paper. I guess I’m asking……..where do I start?

Momma,First you have to know exactly what you want to convey to those who would read your book. You’ll need to do a bit of research to find out exactly what’s selling these days. One day it’s Bob the Builder and the next it’s Spiderman.Children’s books are very hard to break into when you’re talking about publication. Most of the publishers are looking for celebrities who are interested in writing in this genre. Sad, but true.Is it impossible. No! Get yourself a copy of Writer’s Market for the current year and look up a literary agent who represents this type of work. You’ll need to query them either in a query letter or a book proposal. Either way, you’ll need to make sure it’s very professional looking and that it’s a good idea . . . something unique.If you want to have graphics, you’ll need to find an artist who can do this for you. There are plenty out there and if you happen to land an agent they can direct you to a few of them. Sometimes the publisher will take care of that part of it.One of my short stories was published in an anthology called The Rippling Effect. Amazon has this book on their site under Tears of the Phoenix, The Rippling Effect. Anyway, in the pages of the book you’ll find the artists who did the graphics for all the works.Good luck!PJ M

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children’s book; I want to write my own.

Your Questionmy own children’s book; how to start?Want to make my own children’s book such like dr. suess books. How can I get it published when I finish? How much money to start? How does it work?

You have to write it first. Start with a good idea, well developed characters; each with a back-story. The genius is in the details. It makes the story so much more believable. Once it’s done, shop it around to different publishers and hope one of the editors likes it–a lot. J.K. Rowling shopped HP to many publishers before Scholastic finally picked it up. Don’t worry about the money in the beginning and don’t let it be your impetus to write. Write the story because you like it and you want to tell it. The rest will take care if itself.

How do I get a childrens book published.

I have many children’s books written and I am looking for a publisher. Where do I start?

Realistically, a first time author is highly unlikely to find a good agent to represent him or her. Agents are looking for authors with a track record.Your best bet — learn the right way to submit a manuscript to a publisher. And, perhaps even more importantly, learn how to polish a mansucript so a publisher will consider it.Here are a couple of links to help you get started:Tips for beginners: http://www.write4kids.com/basics.htmlTips on polishing a manuscript: http://www.write4kids.com/craft.htmlFrequently asked questions about writing children’s books:http://www.write4kids.com/faq.htmlGood luck!All the best,Jon BardManaging EditorChildren’s Book Insider, the Newsletter for Children’s Writers – http://write4kids.com

How can I get started writing a children’s book.

I am stay home mom and really want to write a children;s book…any suggestions where i might begin???thanks..i already got the Dummies Guide to Writing Children’s Books…anything else???thanks!

I would begin with the subject on which you want to write. Develop an outline on what you want each chapter to be about and have a defined purpose in the book. It is also important to have a passion about what you are writing. It shows in the content. You must create an interest in your book for it to be successful. Think about marketing opportunities, they surface in places you would never imagine. There are many books on the market. What you need to do is explain what is different about your book.It is also never too early to look for a publisher. I would choose one that has experience in your genre and have information on how to market the book. A publisher should be there with information to help create an interest. They do not have to do the work but guide you in your efforts.I have a web site which is a resource for other writers to gain exposure for their writing. It is www.myqualitywriting.com. I also have a free download of my publishing experience which has marketing opportunities and suggestions for examining a publishing contract. I have learned much and wanted to help others with what I have learned.Good luck.

How do you get a children’s book published.

My mother has written a children’s book and would like to get it published. It’s a very good book and has started a series for the books. We would like to get them started to be published and do not want to just hand it over to anybody. She also doesn’t want to sell it. We want to have it published and pay a…

Realistically, a first time author is highly unlikely to find a good agent to represent her. Agents are looking for authors with a track record.Your mom’s best bet — learn the right way to submit a manuscript to a publisher. And, perhaps even more importantly, learn how to polish a mansucript so a publsiher will consider it.As for someone stealing the idea — that really doesn’t happen very often. If she’s concerned, though, she can copyright the mansucript. Here’s a link on how to do that:http://www.copyright.gov/help/faq/Now, here are a couple of links to help your mom get started:Tips for beginners: http://www.write4kids.com/basics.htmlTips on polishing a manuscript: http://www.write4kids.com/craft.htmlFrequently asked questions about writing children’s books:http://www.write4kids.com/faq.htmlGood luck!All the best,Jon BardManaging EditorChildren’s Book Insider, the Newsletter for Children’s Writers – http://write4kids.com

Titles for Children’s Books.

I really want to become an author, and start writing children’s books. Does anyone have any ideas for titles and what to write about?

The best way to figure out what to write is to start by reading — a LOT. If you want to write children’s books, go to your local library and read a TON of children’s books.For starters, there are many different kinds of children’s books — picture books, middle readers, chapter books, YA novels. Read all different kinds to learn the difference between them and figure out which type appeals to you.Read good books, bad books, and everything in between. Only by reading a whole lot will you begin to understand what makes a good children’s book. And you’ll also begin to see the kinds of things that children’s writers do over and over — things that have been “done to death,” so you can begin to develop ideas about how to present something in a new way.I am a writer & editor, and I worked in educational publishing for many years, where I got sort of a window into the world of children’s publishing. Writing books for kids is not easy. It’s just as difficult — if not more difficult — than writing for adults. Get over to the library and start reading. Find stuff that you love, and stuff you know you can improve on. After a while, the ideas will come.Good luck.

my own children’s book; how to start.

Want to make my own children’s book such like dr. suess books. How can I get it published when I finish? How much money to start? How does it work?

Well I strongly doubt it will be as big as dr. suess books cuz they are like legends. Anywho write the book then send it to an editor than a publisher

I would like to write children’s books, but how do I get started.

I am a kindergarten aid, so I do have first hand advice of what kids like. 🙂

Try this website (good luck!)

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