Press Release Fun: Children’s Book Publishing 101
For those of you with intent to dabble, or switchover entirely. From Lisa Von Drasek:
As the children’s librarian of the Bank Street College Library, I am often asked to review manuscripts from faculty and graduate students to evaluate if they are "publishable" I find that in these discussions about children’s book publishing there is a knowledge gap. This class is a nuts and bolts class for anyone who is thinking about submitting a manuscript for publication to get an overview of the business or just wondering how a children’s book gets published. A new class Children’s Book Publishing 101 TEWS681N June 30 Tuesday, 5 pm – 8 pm .3 CEU $125 (not offered for credit) Registration Deadline: 6/22
Ever wondered how a children’s book gets published? Bank Street College Children’s Librarian Lisa Von Drasek will provide an overview of children’s book publishing. What does an editor do? Do I need an agent? Is there a market for my idea? How do I submit my manuscript? What is a book proposal? What is the deal with self-publishing? We will follow the process of children’s book publishing from manuscript to bound book in the bookstore. Please note: This is an introduction only. Manuscripts will not be reviewed. For more information:212.875.4649 www.bankstreet.edu/newperspectives
The class is at the Bank Street College of Education, 610 West 112th St., NY, NY 10025
Lisa Von Drasek is the Children’s Librarian of the Bank Street College of Education. She teaches pre-k through 8th grade as well as children’s literature to graduate students. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, Lisa has reviewed children’s books for School Library Journal, The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, and is a contributor to the Barnes and Noble Review and EarlyWord.com. She has been named a 2007 Mover and Shaker by Library Journal as a leader in the field of librarianship. Lisa has served as a juror on the New York Times Best Illustrated, the Newbery Committee , American Library Association’s Notable Children’s Books, and the Bank Street College of Education’s Children’s Book Committee. Over the last twenty years, Lisa has been a retail book buyer, retail book seller, marketing and sales associate for publishing houses, public children’s librarian, school librarian, reviewer and teacher.
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