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Upcoming Education & Writer Events / Re: Rutgers One on One Plus
« Last post by lauriew on August 14, 2019, 05:16 AM »
Letters will be going out the week of August 19.
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Upcoming Education & Writer Events / The FOLD - Kids
« Last post by David Wright on August 13, 2019, 10:28 AM »
The Festival of Literary Diversity in Brampton, Ontario is trying a kid-friendly spin-off at the end of September.

http://thefoldcanada.org/schedule/ is just in its infancy (with all free events), but I'd never pass on a chance to hear Debbie Ohi speak about picture books :smile

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Upcoming Education & Writer Events / Re: Rutgers One on One Plus
« Last post by Hopeful on August 13, 2019, 05:46 AM »
I gather we should be hearing something soon.  Hope everyone gets good news.
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Market analysis
« Last post by dewsanddamps on August 12, 2019, 08:49 AM »
Debbie, I think "market analysis" is more a matter of comp titles and any holes in the market the book might fill, or if it's a book on X sport and there's a new league for X about to get going, so interest may increase. Things like that.

You can't get numbers on how a book's done--heck, it's really hard even on your own books--and they can't expect that of you.
 :goodluck
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Tongue-Tied, my memoir for kids, is OUT!!!
« Last post by Vijaya on August 12, 2019, 07:24 AM »
Thank you  :flowers2
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Market analysis
« Last post by Vijaya on August 12, 2019, 07:22 AM »
Debbie, a crude way is to look at Amazon rankings (they can fluctuate wildly) but the lower the number, the more popular and successful the book. Good luck with your book proposal.
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Research / Character Naming Research Help Needed
« Last post by michelle-selders on August 11, 2019, 07:26 PM »
I am currently a student of Hamline’s Masters of Fine Arts Children’s (MFAC) writing program.  As part of my work for an extended student Critical Thesis paper, I’d love to get the input of as many working children’s authors as possible.  Your particular expertise would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you!
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DJTLKPT
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The Craft of Writing / Re: stuck on comparables
« Last post by stephanie-carr on August 11, 2019, 02:48 PM »
I just wanted to make sure I said thank you to everyone who helped me with this issue. So...
 :thankyou  :flowers2
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Picture Books (PB) / Re: Market analysis
« Last post by dinalapomy101 on August 11, 2019, 11:29 AM »
I think as long as you use books published within the last 1-5 years (1-3 even better) as your comp titles, you'll be doing OK. If one of the comps happens to be a bestseller or won an award, you can mention that, too.
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Kidlit Good News / Re: Tongue-Tied, my memoir for kids, is OUT!!!
« Last post by JulieM on August 11, 2019, 02:37 AM »
How wonderful, Vijaya. Congratulations! I hope it helps many school children dealing with speech issues. X
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