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Subject: So many questions about getting a children's book published
Date Posted: 5/1/2008 10:35 PM ET
Member Since: 6/27/2005
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Hi! If anyone here is a pubilshed author, I'd really, really appreciate information.

I am working on a story for children about ages 3 - 6 that I think would make a wonderful picture book, but I have so many questions!

1. How does one go about finding an illustrator?

2. In  which order do you...

a) get a copyright

b)get an agent

c)contact a publisher?

If you don't copyright first, can't agents or publishers just steal your work?

How does one even get an agent?

Gosh...any information you can share would be greatly appreciated! Thank you!

 

 

Date Posted: 5/4/2008 4:34 PM ET
Member Since: 4/24/2008
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1. How does one go about finding an illustrator?

--Almost all publishers want to use their own choice of publish and want to see the manuscript unillustrated

If you don't copyright first, can't agents or publishers just steal your work?

--Only if you send to scam agents and publishers.  Realone have nothing to gain and everything to lose by plagiarising.

How does one even get an agent?

--You go to their website or listing in the Writer's market and contact them with the materials they ask for in the methd they ask for.

--I suggest you join a writers forums with a area specifically for childrens' book wirintg, like absolutewrite

Date Posted: 6/26/2008 6:30 PM ET
Member Since: 3/4/2008
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The NCBLA's (National Children's Book and Literacy Alliance) website can lead you top reputable agents and give some helpful tips too.  www.thencbla.org

 

Date Posted: 7/6/2008 1:48 PM ET
Member Since: 6/26/2008
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Ann,

 I am like you I am writing a book and I wanted to know the same information.I goggled publishers and came across different sites that help with that same thing,you may want ot goggle to get book published and see what you come up with.