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Subject: Anyone work with this publiser?
Date Posted: 2/5/2008 10:00 AM ET
Member Since: 1/8/2008
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Hi everyone,

I wrote a children's story for a creative writing assignment in school and was told by the teacher to look into publishing it.  More people since have told me the same and I'm thinking, Why not try?

I've been reading some of your posts and now know not to do some things I wouldn't have thought not to do!  LOL  I found a link on an editor's site to this one and was wondering if anyone has heard of, or worked with, them.

Thanks.

Yolanda

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 1:14 PM ET
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I don't know that one.  However, I have six published children's books (not self-published), and my advice would be to get a Childrens Writer's Market and start going through it. 

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 3:19 PM ET
Member Since: 10/13/2007
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I would find an agent as they can make the whole process go smoothly, and will weed out those publishers that are alittle shady.

And you can get an online subscription to the Writers Market which I found more helpful then the book.

I work for a library and that publisher is not one I have seen in use nor do I recognise any of the titles or authors.  Best way is to find a childrens book similar to the one you wrote and see who published it.

Date Posted: 2/5/2008 7:13 PM ET
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I would agree with Lynn K.   Writers Market publications have started more than one writer off on the right path.  You might also go back to your writing teacher and see if there are any leads to be found there.

Katz

Date Posted: 2/7/2008 3:11 PM ET
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Thanks for your help, ladies.

Date Posted: 2/8/2008 9:52 AM ET
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Another thing you could do is order a copy of one of their books. This is sometimes the best way to see the quality of the books the house produces (especially for illustrations as those are big for picture books) and also their customer service. The covers look like on the website and the prices also seem reasonable.

You could also look into joining The Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. http://www.scbwi.org/ 

There is a lot of good advice on their discussion board and they send some great material.

Here are a few more links of resources for children writers. http://www.childrenswriter.com/  http://www.write4kids.com/aboutcbi.html

 



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