The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, 3rd Edition

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, 3rd Edition

Author: Harold D. Underdown

Publisher: Dorling Kindersley Ltd

ISBN: 9780241883082

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 487

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Honest and precise, everything about writing for children there is to know.' Jane Yolen, author Here is the comprehensive guide to writing, publishing, and selling for an ever-expanding and always exciting children's market, now in a new and updated third edition. - Includes new chapters on self-publishing and on "how to choose a how-to", plus revision and updates throughout. - Offers practical advice on getting started and on dealing with out-of-print books. - Covers picture books, chapter books, nonfiction, middle-grade and young novels, and common formats and genres. - Reveals what happens inside a children's publishing company, and provides guidance in working with an editor. - Sample cover and query letters, manuscript format, glossary, and recommended resources in an extensive appendix. - Plus information on agents, contracts, copyright, marketing and more.

Appalachian ChildrenÕs Literature

Appalachian ChildrenÕs Literature

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Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786460199

Category: Social Science

Page: 355

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This comprehensive bibliography includes books written about or set in Appalachia from the 18th century to the present. Titles represent the entire region as defined by the Appalachian Regional Commission, including portions of 13 states stretching from southern New York to northern Mississippi. The bibliography is arranged in alphabetical order by author, and each title is accompanied by an annotation, most of which include composite reviews and critical analyses of the work. All classic genres of children’s literature are represented.

Japan and American Children's Books

Japan and American Children's Books

Author: Sybille Jagusch

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9781978822634

Category: Design

Page: 746

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For generations, children’s books provided American readers with their first impressions of Japan. Seemingly authoritative, and full of fascinating details about daily life in a distant land, these publications often presented a mixture of facts, stereotypes, and complete fabrications. This volume takes readers on a journey through nearly 200 years of American children’s books depicting Japanese culture, starting with the illustrated journal of a boy who accompanied Commodore Matthew Perry on his historic voyage in the 1850s. Along the way, it traces the important role that representations of Japan played in the evolution of children’s literature, including the early works of Edward Stratemeyer, who went on to create such iconic characters as Nancy Drew. It also considers how American children’s books about Japan have gradually become more realistic with more Japanese-American authors entering the field, and with texts grappling with such serious subjects as internment camps and the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Drawing from the Library of Congress’s massive collection, Sybille A. Jagusch presents long passages from many different types of Japanese-themed children’s books and periodicals—including travelogues, histories, rare picture books, folktale collections, and boys’ adventure stories—to give readers a fascinating look at these striking texts. Published by Rutgers University Press, in association with the Library of Congress.

Naked in Cyberspace

Naked in Cyberspace

Author: Carole A. Lane

Publisher: Information Today, Inc.

ISBN: 0910965501

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 628

View: 740

Reveals the personal records available on the Internet; examines Internet privacy; and explores such sources of information as mailing lists, telephone directories, news databases, bank records, and consumer credit records.

Children's Books in England

Children's Books in England

Author: Frederick Joseph Harvey Darton

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108033817

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 395

View: 240

Published in 1932, this classic study analyses the evolution of children's literature, and remains an invaluable resource today.

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, Fourth Edition

Fundamentals of Collection Development and Management, Fourth Edition

Author: Peggy Johnson

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 432

View: 588

Technical Services Quarterly declared that the third edition “must now be considered the essential textbook for collection development and management … the first place to go for reliable and informative advice." For the fourth edition expert instructor and librarian Johnson has revised and freshened this resource to ensure its timeliness and continued excellence. Each chapter offers complete coverage of one aspect of collection development and management, including numerous suggestions for further reading and narrative case studies exploring the issues. Thorough consideration is given to traditional management topics such as organization of the collection, weeding, staffing, and policymaking;cooperative collection development and management;licenses, negotiation, contracts, maintaining productive relationships with vendors and publishers, and other important purchasing and budgeting topics;important issues such as the ways that changes in information delivery and access technologies continue to reshape the discipline, the evolving needs and expectations of library users, and new roles for subject specialists, all illustrated using updated examples and data; andmarketing, liaison activities, and outreach. As a comprehensive introduction for LIS students, a primer for experienced librarians with new collection development and management responsibilities, and a handy reference resource for practitioners as they go about their day-to-day work, the value and usefulness of this book remain unequaled.