A one day, live online event on October 3rd with superstar picture book authors:
Emma Walton Hamilton “Your Manuscript Truly Submission Ready?”
You have just one chance to submit your picture book to an agent or editor – don’t squander the opportunity by hitting “send” before it’s truly submission ready! Emma will give you the tools to polish your manuscript until it sparkles… empowering you to submit (or self-publish) with confidence.
A little bit about Emma: Best-selling children’s book author, editor and educator. With her mother, actress/author Julie Andrews, Emma has co-authored over 30 children’s books, with seven NY Times Bestsellers, including ‘The Very Fairy Princess’ series (#1 Bestseller).
Laura Backes “How to Write the 500 Word Picture Book”
Picture book texts are getting shorter. In fact, many agents and editors have put a 500-word limit on new picture book manuscripts. But how do you write a story — complete with fully-developed characters, a plot with a beginning, middle and end, and page-turning action — in 500 words?
A little bit about Laura: Publisher of Children’s Book Insider, The Children’s Writing Monthly. A former agent and editor, she’s edited & critiqued thousands of picture book manuscripts. Among her vast credits are ‘Best Books for Kids Who (Think They) Hate to Read’ (Random House), Writer’s Digest and The Writer.
Julie Helund “Picture Books in the 21st Century
No longer are there only two paths diverged in a wood (traditional or self-publishing) when it comes to publishing picture books. Enterprising picture book authors have a multitude of options to get their work into the hands of children. What are these options, and how do you know which one is best for your story
A little bit about Julie: Award-winning picture book author, 21st century publishing expert and founder of the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge. Julie’s picture book credits include ‘My Love For You is the Sun’ and ‘A Troop is a Group of Monkeys’.
Katie Davis “How to Get Your First 1,000 Followers”
How can you actually connect with your prospective readers? Get your books into more hands? It’s a challenge, especially when 3,500-odd books are published every day. Fear not — Katie Davis is here to help you build your author platform and sell books.
A little bit about Katie Davis: Acclaimed writer/illustrator whose credits include 10 books for children, which have sold more than 755,000 copies. She’s also authored two marketing guides for writers, including the #1 Amazon bestseller, ‘How To Promote Your Children’s Book’.
COST: $197 – Early Bird pricing up until August 9th
Regular price – $297
Time: 10am to 7pm October 3rd, 2015