These are sights
that that might be valuable
to others. Some I have searched and some I have not. I
have discovered that you should deal with no one who
asks for money. These people are out to make a living
off of you. It is tempting, because who would not like
to see their hard work in print? Do yourself an honor,
and don't let anyone cheat or steal you of your work. I
would not recommend self-publishing unless you are
willing to foot the bill on everything and do all the
sales work yourself. Learn all you can about this
industry and ask everyone you meet if they know someone
who knows someone who is an author, an editor or a
publisher. You may have to ask two hundred people, but,
your works are worth being persistent, and you must
believe this with all your heart and soul. :
An elaborate site
that provides information about workshops, how-to
information, copyright, quotation, writing tips,
resources, contests, market information (including
children's writers marketplace), publishers,
booksellers, associations, mailing lists, newsletters,
conferences, and more.
OF JOURNALISTS AND AUTHORS
Good info for all
Market news, FAQs,
tips, featured markets and web resources, a free
newsletter, and more.
A gateway to
finding information about publishers, booksellers,
libraries, authors, reviews, and awards. Offers
frequently asked publishing questions, a calendar of
events, a mailing list, and other helpful resources.
This site offers
tons of links for illustrators, portfolio searching, and
news, and offers a listserv, bulletin board, and chat
room. Looking for an illustrator for your book?
THE DRAWING BOARD
This site for
illustrators features articles, interviews, links, and
resources for illustrators from all fields.
Here you'll find a list of link sites of interest to
children's writers and illustrators or created by them.
AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS FOR CHILDREN
This seems to be a
web community where you might contact others. For a $10
fee they offer to get your website more traffic. I have
no personal opinion of this sight but you might like it
so I included it.
An online artists
community, this site includes a yellow pages for
artists, frequently asked questions, and a library
offering information on a number of issues of interest
to illustrators. This is a great site to visit to view
LIBRARY SERVICE TO CHILDREN
Awards you might
want to try:
Websites for kids:
Quotes you can
This site provides
links to information about Newbery, Caldecott, Coretta
Scott King, and Michael L. Printz Awards as well as a
host of other awards for notable children's books.
LITERATURE WEB GUIDE
This site includes
stories, poetry, resource lists, lists of conferences,
links to book reviews, lists of awards (international),
and information on books from classic to contemporary.
WRITER'S AND ILLUSTRATORS RESOURCE LIST
This sight is a
bit out there for me, but it does have lists that might
be of interest.
THE PURPLE CRAYON
Underdown's site includes articles on trends, business,
and cover letters and queries as well as interviews with
editors and answers to FAQ. He also includes links to a
number of other sites helpful to writers.
CHILDREN'S BOOK WRITERS AND ILLUSTRATORS
awards and grants available to SCBWI members, and
calendar of events listed by date and region, a list of
publications available to members, and a site map for
Author Verla Kay's
website features writer's tips, articles, a schedule of
online writing work (with transcripts of past
workshops), a good news board, and helpful links.
THE WRITERS BBS
This site includes
lists of books on writing and illustrating, books on the
business of illustrating, organizations, and periodicals
and Internet resources.
More than three
million books available on their website at discounted
prices, plus a personal notification system of new
releases, reader reviews, bestseller and suggested book
information. Be sure to check out Amazon.com Kids.
Low prices on
college books or any books. Buy and sell.
BARNES AND NOBLE ONLINE
A note: If you are
self-published you won't find yourself on their list!
The world's largest bookstore chain's website contains
600,000 in-stock titles at discount prices as well as
personalized recommendations, online events with
authors, and book forum access for members.
INTERNATIONAL READING ASSOCIATION
This website includes articles; book lists; event,
conference, and convention information; and an online
UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
Offers domestic and international postage rate
calculator, stamp ordering, zip code lookup, express
mail tracking, and more.
P.S.- If you have any dealings with these websites
and find the people corrupt, please notify me and I will
take them off this list. I have no association with any
of these listings, but I thought the information on
their sights was useful, or at least, interesting.