Brimming with helpful, up-to-date information, this insider's handbook teaches aspiring children's picture book authors how to skillfully navigate the ever-expanding publishing industry and transform their picture book dreams into reality. Among the tricks of the trade that the guide offers are how to write a winning manuscript, find the right illustrator, design an eye-catching cover, select the best manufacturer for the project, optimize book distribution channels, and generate free publicity in the media. The handbook also provides detailed yet easy-to-follow instructions for obtaining vital book data such as its ISBN, EAN bar code, copyright, and Library of Congress control number.
Shari Faden Donahue is a member of the Children's Book Council and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the founder of the Zebra-Striped Whale Foundation, a non-profit organisation that seeks to enrich communities through the art of children's book publishing. She lives in New Hope, Pennsylvania.