Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Brazos Valley has two events coming up.  Saturday, March 26, 2011 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Arts Council of Brazos Valley, 2275 Dartmouth Street, College Station, TX, we have Spring SCBWI Saturday and "Create Your Own Canon" with Bethany Hegedus.  Download Registration. $20.   On Wednesday, March 3, 2011 at B&N in College Station at 10 a.m. mind behind the Scratchpad, Molly Blaisdell, will present "Sure Paths to Publication" to help you with your journey to publication. The SCBWI Houston Conference is around the corner. And you might want to check that out too.


Hey, do you want to sell 100,000 books? Half a million? A million? Look in this article in PW with sales numbers on the high flying franchises in the children's book industry. 

Patrick Carman is somebody who has been on my radar for years.  If you want a great role model on how to create a fab career in children's publishing, he is someone to study. Here is a recent article in PW that covers his latest endeavor.   I'm going to offer a tip.  One thing I have learned in the journey of publication is one of your jobs as an author is to make sure your book reaches its audience (no one will do this for you).  I think that Patrick is an author who really gets that.


Hey, folks, I hope you voted. Congrats to local author Kathi Appelt! 
Here are the finalists from our SCBWI region. You will find the rest of the regions' finalists here.


KEEPER, Kathi Appelt
SAVING MADDIE,  Varian Johnson
SHARK VS. TRAIN, Chris Barton

Who was the agent for the 2011 Newbery winning book MOON OVER MANIFEST by Clare VanderpoolAndrea Cascardi at Transatlantic Literary Agency.

Want to know who reps who in the literary world? Check out this list from Querytracker.net.

I hope you found something that helps you on your journey here. See you next week.

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