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Contests and Challenges / Re: PBPARTY 2017 coming soon!
« Last post by Schriscoe on Today at 07:07 PM »
Michelle and I are thinking on twitter topics for the week of PBPARTY. Any suggestions? These can be a fun topic like:

If you could meet one PB character, who would it be?

Or serious like:

What's your best writing advice?

And if you're on twitter (I'm not but Michelle is and she tweets for us both during PBPARTY) follow along the #PBPARTY hashtag for some fun and also hints, tips, and thoughts as we make our way through the slush pile.

Michelle's handle is @Michelle4laughs

Hope to see lots of BBers join in on the fun Sunday!!! :love5
Kidlit Good News / Re: Book Deal
« Last post by Stephanie Ruble on Today at 03:01 PM »
Congratulations! :yay
Picture Books (PB) / Re: hard copy dummy book
« Last post by Stephanie Ruble on Today at 02:57 PM »
A picture book dummy is a mock-up of the book how you envision it. So yes, you would fold the pages and make it into a book. If you print out the pdf, you could paste it into a blank dummy of folded and stapled paper. It doesn't have to be fancy, it just has to work so that the publisher or agent can turn the pages and see how you illustrate the story. Some people want a digital copy instead of a hard copy. In that case you would send the pdf by email or digital upload if they ask for that. Good luck with your submission.
Kidlit Good News / Re: Book Deal
« Last post by naddie on Today at 02:11 PM »
Congrats Ali  :love5 :stars3
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Sold DUCKWORTH to Atheneum!
« Last post by naddie on Today at 02:01 PM »
 CONGRATS  Michael :yay
Picture Books (PB) / Re: hard copy dummy book
« Last post by marla-lesage on Today at 01:17 PM »
I've always pasted my pages back to back (I tape the edges of the pages so they don't start peeling apart & so the reader doesn't accidentally pull the pages apart.) inside a simple cardstock cover but am interested in what everyone else does. If I could figure out how to print on both sides of the pages I'd do that instead of gluing. If I didn't enjoy doing this I'd stick with one of the simpler options below.

 I saw a post where the a/i used a folder of some sort - like a duotang but with plastic sheets maybe - or those clear presentation covers with the clip that holds your product together like a book. I've seen pages attached with coil binding too. I've seen Blurb book dummies online too... although that's an expensive option.

I suspect anything that's in a book-like form that doesn't feel too delicate would be fine. (some of my personal dummies would be dreadful for anyone else to try to flip through!)

I really like that page-turning experience myself when working on revisions.
Magazines & Ezines / Re: When to query Highlights?
« Last post by Starfish on Today at 12:47 PM »
I remember reading and liking your poem, AzGuy. It was funny! Congratulations!
And wow, they must've really liked your puzzle to do all that work!
Picture Books (PB) / hard copy dummy book
« Last post by kevin-dooley on Today at 12:33 PM »
I will be sending in the mail a "dummy book" -- Do I fold the pages and make it an actual book?
or can I print out my pdf and send that? 

Kevin Dooley
do you know if there will be a replay?
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