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Picture Books (PB) / Re: What If You Have More than One Manuscript?
« Last post by marlena-leach on Yesterday at 07:49 PM »
Yes, that is my thought, too. An agent I am interested in asks for at least four manuscripts if not five.  He said they want to make sure that a writer is serious and could be a possible agent/author relationship. Thanks again for your thoughts. Marlena
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Often, leveled readers are produced through book packagers or in house at educational publishers. These books are the lowest level. There is a prescribed order to how the letters and sounds are taught. The books can be fiction or non-fiction with a simple story or theme-based. Word counts and length of sentences are prescribed too. And you will have certain words you can use for each level. These will be among the most common sight words, and they are introduced just like the letter-sound combinations. The books come in sets or series so readers build skills as they progress from one to the next. In general, you have to apply to write these books. And you get hired and paid a fee for them. You do not earn royalties or maintain any rights to the books.
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: What If You Have More than One Manuscript?
« Last post by Debbie Vilardi on Yesterday at 06:50 PM »
I wouldn't use an attachment unless they say to. But three manuscripts in the body of the email would make for a very long message.
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Formatting verse for picture book
« Last post by Debbie Vilardi on Yesterday at 06:49 PM »
I had missed that part about longer lines. Treat them as you would those lines in any poem. But also look for examples in published books. I can't think of any where the lines were that long.
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Hello!

I'm hoping someone can point me in the right direction to learn more about the process involved in writing and marketing Decodable texts.  (That is, books that focus include only letters and sound combinations a student has learned, most often used in a structured literacy program, like Orton-Gillingham.)   

I'm primarily a picture book writer and would like to take all that I've learned and apply it to the writing of decodable texts, but I'm not an illustrator, so I feel I need to get a sense of how this niche market works. 

Thanks in advance for any advice or leads!
Angie
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: What If You Have More than One Manuscript?
« Last post by marlena-leach on Yesterday at 01:48 PM »
Okay, that makes sense. Thank you!
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Formatting verse for picture book
« Last post by Vijaya on Yesterday at 09:15 AM »
Hmmm, I'm thinking that the lines for PB verse would be short enough that they fit on a single line. I'd try to split them up in a logical manner if that makes sense. If you go to Linda Ashman's website and click on books, she has posted some of her originals for some of them. Example: https://lindaashman.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Samantha-On-a-Roll-as-acquired.pdf   She has many more and wonderful resources for PB writers and is a wonderful teacher too.

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Picture Books (PB) / Re: What If You Have More than One Manuscript?
« Last post by JulieM on Yesterday at 12:48 AM »
Check their submissions page on their website. Some prefer attachments; others do not.
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Formatting verse for picture book
« Last post by d-dzien on October 17, 2021, 08:30 PM »
Thanks so much for the reply Debbie, that helps a ton!
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Plush toy of your character
« Last post by Schriscoe on October 17, 2021, 07:21 PM »
I used Budsies several years back when my Fire Truck Dreams book released and the plush toy is adorable.  I used it in my school visits and the kids loved it. I only ordered the one but there are options to order more.

Here's a blog post I did on it with pictures out the final product if you like to see it. https://sharonchriscoe.wordpress.com/fire-trucks-transformation-2/fire-trucks-transformation-final-post/
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