Friday, 30 April 2010

101 Things You Didn't Know About Publishing #5

Patience is a Virtue

Publishing a picture book is a LOOOOONNNNNGGG process, especially if you are just starting out.

Supermarket Zoo is due out on 1 July this year. That’s two years after it was snapped up by Simon & Schuster in May 2008 and three years from the time I first sat down to write the story.

And you won’t see a paperback until this time next year, May 2011!! So if you want to get a picture book published, you’d better start now!!

Posted via email from Caryl Hart, Children's Author

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Life in Zero Gravity

I'm doing some research on YouTube into what it;s like to mess around in Zero Gravity.  Here is a taster:

Posted via email from Caryl Hart, Children's Author

Supermarket Zoo - One to Watch

According to this month's Bookseller Magazine, Supermarket Zoo is "One to Watch"
So watch out... Supermarket Zoo is out 1 July.

Posted via email from Caryl Hart, Children's Author

Monday, 19 April 2010

101 Things You Didn't Know About Publishing #4

My new editor at Simon & Schuster says its OK to begin a sentence with And or But.  Excellent!

Posted via email from Caryl Hart, Children's Author

Sunday, 18 April 2010

101 Things You Didn't Know About Publishing # 3

This Week is the London Book Fair, where publishers show off their latest books to buyers and distributors.  If you are trying to get published, get yourself down for the day and find out what's in and what's new.  There are all sorts of seminars and events too to help you in your career.

http://www.londonbookfair.co.uk/page.cfm/Link=1/t=m/goSection=1

Posted via email from Caryl Hart, Children's Author

Friday, 16 April 2010

101 Things You Didn't Know About Publishing # 2

Even when you think you've finished with a text - you HAVEN'T!!
There's writing, and re-writing and more re-writing.  Then once your text has been acquired, your editor will ask you for more changes.  Then when your illustrator looks at the text, you will probably have to change even more, either because they can't draw what you've asked of them, or because there are too many words to fit on the page.  It's fun to look back at your original text and see how much things have changed!  Usually for the better.

Posted via email from Caryl Hart, Children's Author

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