Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

What’s your biggest question about writing children’s books?

Happy New Year! As a children’s author, editor and writing coach, I spend a lot of  time talking about writing and/or publishing books for children and young adults. I feel so blessed to do the work I do, and to belong to such a warm, supportive and buoyant community of fellow readers, writers and children’s […]

The End of Publishing… Again.

Early this week I had the pleasure of interviewing veteran literary agent and children’s book expert George Nicholson for the Children’s Book Hub.  George reminisced about the time when it was thought that paperbacks would ruin the publishing industry, by bringing about the demise of hardcover trade and library books.  This sentiment was so widespread […]

Vanity Presses – Pros & Cons

Last week we touched on the three basic forms of self-publishing: vanity, subsidy and independent publishing. Let’s look at the pros and cons of the first item on that list. A vanity press prints and binds a book at the author’s sole expense.  Sometimes the author maintains all rights, owns the books and retains all […]

Traditional Publishing – Pros & Cons

It may be hard to believe there are any cons associated with being published by a traditional, commercial publisher – after all, that’s the gold ring all writers are aiming for, right? Certainly there are many advantages to having one’s books published by a commercial publisher. But in exploring self-publishing as we are at the […]