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Transcript: Get Your Children's Book Published

What kind of submission makes an editor's heart beat faster? What does it take to get published these days? What are the current trends in children's books, and should you pay any attention to them? Viking Children's Books senior editor Melanie Cecka addressed these questions and more.

April 5, 2004

EXCLUSIVE FOR AVANTGUILD MEMBERS | This is a transcript of's "Get Your Children's Book Published: Tips from an Insider" seminar, held Februrary 19, 2004, in New York City.

Taffy Akner, OK, I'm going to start. Hi, everybody, I'm Taffy Akner, the director of education at Thank you all for coming, I hope that all of your cell phones are shut off, and you are all ready to learn everything there is to know, in a three-hour overview, about children's book writing. The way this is going to work is that there'...

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