I remember when I started writing my first novel back in the ’90s—I had no idea how to get published and so I bought a copy of Writers Market. And when I started writing for children, I bought the Children’s Writer and Illustrator Market. But earlier this year I was asked to contribute to a new book: The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published—and *this* is the guide you want for the 21st century (you can read a chapter here). I haven’t read it all the way through, but really like the way all the information is organized and how the authors incorporated the voices and experiences of many other writers. I’m in the chapter titled,”Publish Thyself,” if you’re interested…
I only know about 2 people with eReaders, but I want to say THANK YOU to the digital readers who have pushed Wish way up the Kindle sales chart—right now we’re #
324 312 253 out of 600,000 Kindle titles!
I’m going to try to write another 500 words tonight and 500 more tomorrow—then it’s off to Orlando for our panel at the NCTE convention. I’m looking forward to seeing Lyn Miller-Lachmann, Neesha Meminger, Olugbemisola Rhuday-Perkovich, and to meeting Debby Dahl Edwardson for the first time! I’ll have copies of Wish to give away, so do stop by to hear our panel or just to say hello!