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It's a Bunny-Eat-Bunny World: A Writer's Guide to Surviving and Thriving in Today's Competitive Children's Book Market
The business of publishing books for children has changed monumentally over the last decade. Large companies have merged and grown, while well-established imprints vanished one after another. In this tough climate, it’s becoming harder and harder to break into the industry. Olga Litowinsky has interviewed to children’s book editors, agents, and experts in the field and sha ...more
Hardcover, 288 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Walker & Company
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Nov 26, 2008 Jan rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommends it for: children's writer, or actually anyone who hopes to sell a book of any kind
Recommended to Jan by: Librarian
The only reason this book got three stars instead of four from me is that it's hard for me to get excited over nonfiction. That said, this was a highly readable, moderately entertaining guide to writing, selling and promoting children's books from the point of view of a former children's book editor. While the author writes children's books herself, she inhabits the persona of editor more easily, I think, than that of author. She uses characters to represent a typical author, agent and editor, t ...more
Feb 19, 2008 Michelle rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Recommended to Michelle by: Walter
Highly recommended for anyone interested in writing children's books. Although slightly dated, Olga offers strong and concrete recommendations for writing, editing, and publishing a children's book. The introduction covers a history of the children's publishing industry. The bulk of the book offers specific ideas and pointers for the unpublished writer. Olga uses "Gus" to describe the process and provide tips on navigating from idea through to published copy. The chapters are well-organized and ...more
Although some of the info is slightly out of date, such as the fluidity of the publishing industry these days, this book is an excellent and informative resource. The author covers everything an author or potential author needs to know. My only problem was that self publishing is only briefly mentioned, which has come a long way in just the last few years, and was still in infancy when the book was published just a decade ago.