It's been a lifelong dream of mine to write and publish a children's book. And I will. I've also read numerous books on the topic, but none have inspired me quite like Cynthia Reeser's How to Write and Publish a Successful Children's Book: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply. What sets this book apart from the others is that it really is "explained simply." So many other books seem to gloss over the actual publishing part, leaving me with more questions than ever. This book is chock-full of useful information, including self-publishing, agents, networking, even sample documents of query letters and manuscripts (sooo helpful!).
Reeser dedicates the first half of the book to writing specifically for children. There's some wonderful advice given to hone your craft and some great hands-on exercises to try. In addition there are featured "case studies" - one or two page profiles by published authors describing their experiences with writing. What I enjoyed most, however, was that the book is actually fun to read! Sometimes "How-To" books can seem a little dry and it's a struggle to get through them. In this case, everything is organized, simple to understand and written in such a way that makes for a fascinating read. With this book by my side, I really feel like this is the year my children's book will get written! Grab a copy for yourself by going here.
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