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Research / Re: Rhyming information fiction PBs with humor?
« Last post by JulieM on August 23, 2021, 04:21 PM »
My book, FREAKY, FUNKY FISH is a rhyming, nonfiction PB with humor.  :-)

Does Heather Montgomery's BUGS DON'T HUG rhyme? I think it does. . . and I think is considered more informational fiction vs. nonfiction.

WATER IS WATER by Miranda Paul is a concept PB that rhymes, though it's not humorous.

I'll let you know if I think of others!
Yes, of course! Thanks, Debra. I've got all I need now. : )
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Author Website-Before Published
« Last post by 217mom on August 23, 2021, 08:16 AM »
What Debra said^. A landing page (sometimes called "home"), About Me (short, with photo) page, books page (pre-published you can have it say "coming soon") and some way to contact. Pre-pub all of this can even be on one page until you develop further and have a cover image.
But the single most important is to get/reserve the domain, even months before you are ready to make a site. If you haven't already, do it today.
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Author Website-Before Published
« Last post by christy-matthes on August 23, 2021, 08:10 AM »
Very helpful! Thank you for including the link to your website.

Since posting my question (thank you all for responses), I have completed the outline for my design and settled on a simple approach--Home Page, About Page, Contact Page. I'll include a few pictures and a Fun Facts about me to liven things up a bit.
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Author Website-Before Published
« Last post by dkshumaker on August 23, 2021, 07:39 AM »
What kinds of things to put on a website before being published? I wondered that, too, when I started a website before I had books published. I did have 4 magazine articles published, so I included brief descriptions of those. . .

But, I also considered it just a "landing" place to show agents and editors I was serious about writing. So I had a "Home" page and an "About Me" page, then a page with my magazine articles. If you go to my website, the information on the Home Page and About Me page haven't changed much, even after I got my books published. In fact, just a one page "About Me" page should be sufficient for beginners. It's probably most important just to secure your domain than actually starting the website.

It doesn't have to be fancy and it doesn't have to be much. (Feel free to check out my website at www.debrashumaker.com.)
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Research / Re: Rhyming information fiction PBs with humor?
« Last post by dkshumaker on August 23, 2021, 07:24 AM »
My book, FREAKY, FUNKY FISH is a rhyming, nonfiction PB with humor.  :-)

Does Heather Montgomery's BUGS DON'T HUG rhyme? I think it does. . . and I think is considered more informational fiction vs. nonfiction.

WATER IS WATER by Miranda Paul is a concept PB that rhymes, though it's not humorous.

I'll let you know if I think of others!
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Author Website-Before Published
« Last post by angel-dike on August 23, 2021, 05:34 AM »
What kinds of things are recommended to go on a website, when there isn't any published work yet?

This is exactly what I came here to ask today, thank you so much for asking it. My book is with a publisher (no agent) they said that the contract would be with me before then end of the month, so I thought I would start organising myself

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Research / Re: Rhyming information fiction PBs with humor?
« Last post by JulieM on August 22, 2021, 04:31 PM »
Good luck with your story Julie!
Thanks, Vijaya! Luckily, it's one I've sold and will be published in 2023. I'm filling in the questionnaire for the Marketing team and need to list a few comparable titles. I do have a few titles already, but thought I'd also pick the brains of our wonderful Blueboard community.
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Research / Re: Rhyming information fiction PBs with humor?
« Last post by Vijaya on August 22, 2021, 06:13 AM »
Not rhyming but our own Jody's Chip Off the Old Block. Also take a look at Lita Judge's books--you'd love her stories because she brings her love of the natural world to kids. Chock full of information. I think a couple of them are rhyming. Her characters are so fun and funny.

I've also read a few rhyming books that shall remain unnamed that have information because they're so clunky. If they intended any humor, it was lost on me. Good luck with your story Julie!
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Research / Rhyming information fiction PBs with humor?
« Last post by JulieM on August 21, 2021, 10:11 PM »
I'm wondering if anyone can point me to examples in this genre?
Thanks in advance.
(Information fiction = a story about a fictional character with a firm grounding in nonfiction/fact)
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