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Get those PB's, ER's, and CB's polished up!! Because PBPARTY will be here soon!

Michelle has all the details up on her blog here: http://www.michelle4laughs.com/2018/02/picture-book-party-in-march-2018.html

So far we have 6 agents and one editor. We still have invites out to lots more, so hopefully more will be joining us.

I'll keep this thread updated and Michelle will be covering it on twitter. We're excited for another year of PBPARTY and hope to make some awesome author/agent (and possibly with our editor) connections!

Feel free to ask any questions here as well as on twitter for Michelle.
#1 - February 27, 2018, 10:43 AM
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I just want to give my enthusiastic thumbs up to PBParty as this is where I found my agent! It is a great opportunity! Thank you Sharon and Michelle for your hard work on this great project!
#2 - February 27, 2018, 04:30 PM
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 :yay Thanks, Sharon! It's such a great event.

Do you know when the list of agents/editors will be posted?
#3 - February 27, 2018, 10:25 PM

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Thank you, Lisa! I loved Gracie from the moment she hit our inbox.  :love5

Thank you, Mindy! I'm thinking probably late next week for the agent/editor post.
#4 - February 27, 2018, 11:36 PM
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Count me in!

#5 - March 01, 2018, 07:29 PM
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We're at 8 agents! And an editor! Still lots of invites waiting to hear back from so :crossedfingers we get some more yes responses.
#6 - March 03, 2018, 01:48 PM
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I wish I could do this. My son has an orthodontist appointment at 4:15, which means I'll be away from my computer for exactly that hour. Next one.
#7 - March 03, 2018, 06:26 PM
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Debbie--it looks like the window will be up for at least an hour, but maybe it's possible it'll be open for more than an hour. If not, is there internet at the orthodontist appointment? I was away during one of these and saved my entries as drafts in my e-mail, so they were 100% ready to go. I just picked up my phone, clicked on them, and hit send. Unfortunately, that was 2015 when it closed in minutes, so the slow internet prevented me from making it in. But you should be fine with an hour!
#8 - March 03, 2018, 09:07 PM

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Yes, to exactly what Mindy said. I often prewrite emails that I need to send the next day while at work. With them in my draft folder, all I have to do is open and hit send.

I know! 2015 was CRAZY fast! I think that may have been because there wasn't any contests for PBs (at least to my knowledge) and when PBPARTY opened up, it quickly was flooded. Now, thankfully PB authors have other contests, too.
#9 - March 03, 2018, 11:58 PM
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Unfortunately, my phone isn't smart enough for that. It's a flip phone. Not sure about wifi access over there anyway. We'll see if I get back in time. Some appointments are super quick and others are wait an hour before even going in. Good idea to have the emails all set in case.
#10 - March 04, 2018, 08:04 PM
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Definitely get it ready because there is the off chance that the window will stay open later. Michelle will  be handling the open time solo this year since It lands during my bedtime. Downside of working the hours I do.  But I suspect if the slots fill slowly, she'll leave it open a bit longer.  I'll be checking in when I get up.
#11 - March 05, 2018, 02:02 AM
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We just added another agent!   :yay
#12 - March 05, 2018, 08:01 AM
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Will do.
#13 - March 05, 2018, 06:02 PM
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You can google it, but there is a way to schedule emails, depending on your browser and your email program.
#14 - March 05, 2018, 08:57 PM
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We're currently at 9 agents and 2 editors! Michelle will be posting some of them soon. She's going to be doing a few at a time in hopes that we have some more to answer with a big yes during the agent/editor announcements. :)
#15 - March 06, 2018, 09:30 AM
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I tried this once and it didn't work for me. I use a PC and Yahoo, so maybe one of those caused the issue. It was supposed to work for any e-mail program. Hopefully there's something in Debbie's e-mail program that will do this though!
You can google it, but there is a way to schedule emails, depending on your browser and your email program.

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I'll have to see what I find time to look for. I use Pegasus Mail, which many people have never even heard of. Maybe if I used my gmail account.
#17 - March 06, 2018, 09:29 PM
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Michelle and I are asking writers to help plan the twitter party topics for #PBPARTY.
Check out the details here, and leave a comment if you'd like us to include your idea. Thank you!!

http://www.michelle4laughs.com/2018/03/help-plan-pbparty.html
#18 - March 08, 2018, 09:23 AM
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And! We just added another agent. That brings us to 10! agents and 2 editors! It's going to be FUN!
#19 - March 08, 2018, 10:11 AM
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I will be there in top hat and tails, my dear.
#20 - March 08, 2018, 12:47 PM
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I don't have a profile to post through on the site, so here are my topics.

What are your top tips for getting that word count down?

On doodles and dummys (for non-illustrators):do you make a complete dummy? How do you know your book will work in pictures?

Tropes done well or twisted: which books do this best and why?
#21 - March 09, 2018, 08:34 PM
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Hey lady, when are you going to announce the agent/editor list?
#22 - March 10, 2018, 08:27 PM
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Thanks, Debbie. I'll be sure to include these for you.

Haha! PJ, patience my dear, patience.  :grin3 Nah, just kidding. Michelle has them scheduled for Tuesday. :)
#23 - March 10, 2018, 11:54 PM
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I don't have a profile to post through on the site, so here are my topics.

What are your top tips for getting that word count down?

On doodles and dummys (for non-illustrators):do you make a complete dummy? How do you know your book will work in pictures?

Tropes done well or twisted: which books do this best and why?

Michelle posted them on her blog. Let me know if you want her to include your name on them. And thanks! Great questions!!
#24 - March 11, 2018, 07:02 AM
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Using my name is fine.
#25 - March 11, 2018, 05:59 PM
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Less than one week to go! Looking forward to seeing lots of awesome entries in PBPARTY!!
#27 - March 21, 2018, 04:14 AM
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ONE MORE DAY!!! Michelle and I are getting excited!!  :horse2
#28 - March 26, 2018, 08:19 PM
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e-mails are set to go. I'm hitting send right at 4 and racing to the ortho appt.
#29 - March 26, 2018, 08:36 PM
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Sharon, thank you and Michelle so much for this opportunity. I only learned about this opportunity recently but I am very excited to submit my PB today.
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