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Research / Re: What Genre is Annie?
« Last post by Melody on September 14, 2018, 02:13 PM »
Yup. As a book you consider the age of the main character as well as the maturity level of the story. So, this would likely be MG.
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Magazines & Ezines / Re: Cicada magazine
« Last post by Hopeful on September 14, 2018, 02:00 PM »
Interesting.  I guess not enough subscribers.  Thanks for posting.
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All Other Good News / Re: Today is my adult coloring book's birthday :D
« Last post by cheri-homaee on September 14, 2018, 01:42 PM »
Congratulations Wendy
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Magazines & Ezines / Cicada magazine
« Last post by onestepp on September 14, 2018, 01:13 PM »
Just received an e-mail that Cicada the teen magazine at the cricket group will be no more.
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Illustrating / Re: Question regarding work done on commission
« Last post by Vijaya on September 14, 2018, 12:48 PM »
I'm so glad and relieved to read your updates. :horse  All the best!
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Illustrating / Re: Question regarding work done on commission
« Last post by alaskaprinter on September 14, 2018, 08:58 AM »
Update:
After standning my ground and demanding some restitution my publisher has written a new contract, with a set deadline for publication and a penalty to be paid to me for my lost time and effort if the work is not published by the deadline. So after some rocks and bumps the book is back on track and will be released this coming spring.
Thank you so. much to everyone for all your advice and support.
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Non-Fiction (NF) / Re: Narritive Nonfiction PB proposals
« Last post by Nevin on September 14, 2018, 08:46 AM »
I love this idea! For a look at how other people have treated true-animal-stories, here are some books I've seen recently. I am not approving or disapproving of the quality, just a few I remembered from our bookstore shelves:
Inky the Octopus (note that the author partnered with the aquarium...can you do that? Also there are other pbs about Inky, so if you find those, maybe they'd be good to compare and see what works or doesn't for you.)
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781492654148

Goats of Anarchy
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781631062858
The Goat with Too Many Coats
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9781633223332

Rescue and Jessica (I've noticed a lot of pb animal rescue stories are told from the animal's POV...)
https://www.indiebound.org/book/9780763696047

I hope that helps. I'm excited to see your story in stores! :-)
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Non-Fiction (NF) / Re: Narritive Nonfiction PB proposals
« Last post by Vijaya on September 14, 2018, 07:42 AM »
Sophie, I'm coming late to this but just wanted to say what a great topic for a kid's book. You've rec'd wonderful advice already. Even if your pictures aren't professional quality, they can be used as a guide for the illustrator. I hope you have a picture of yourself with that penguin--it'd make a great author photo. So write that story! And good luck. :clover I hope your move goes smoothly as well. :clover
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Non-Fiction (NF) / Re: Narritive Nonfiction PB proposals
« Last post by lauriew on September 14, 2018, 05:14 AM »
Also,  If you're willing to have someone else illustrate your book, mention that in your cover letter.
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PAL Book Promotion / Re: Fire Truck Dreams Bookmark giveaways!
« Last post by hairaplenty on September 14, 2018, 04:28 AM »
Can't wait to grab one of these! My granddaughter is visiting in December, and we kinda have a thing about firetrucks/hats!   :yeah

Huge Congratulations to you!     :hurrah
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