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Title: Who's writing Easy Readers/Emergent Readers/Early Readers these days?
Post by: Nan on November 26, 2012, 01:03 PM
Anyone working on one?
Anyone sold one recently?
Quick question: Do you format it like the ER with so many words per line or put it in basic paragraph, basic MS form.
THANKS!
Title: Re: Who's writing Easy Readers/Emergent Readers/Early Readers these days?
Post by: KateMessner on November 26, 2012, 01:40 PM
I have a couple easy readers that my agent is just starting to send out, though I hear it's a tough/odd market because so many publishers that do these produce them in-house. I've just been formatting them the same way I'd format a picture book, if that helps.
Title: Re: Who's writing Easy Readers/Emergent Readers/Early Readers these days?
Post by: awful waffles on November 26, 2012, 09:41 PM
 I sold five easy readers to Seedlings, but then Seedlings became part of Continental Press and I've never sold another.  :(
Title: Re: Who's writing Easy Readers/Emergent Readers/Early Readers these days?
Post by: Nan on November 27, 2012, 06:41 PM
The one I'm working on is more like a Transitional Reader. 3 chapters. Total word count under 1000. Similar to the Mr. Fox stories. (Fox on the Job). Hard to write, but really fun.