Today, Eastern Penn Points introduces a new feature called Web Wednesday: Links to Publishing News You Need. Every two weeks or so, I’ll compile the latest news and information from around the web so you can stay updated on the children’s publishing industry, agent alerts, query contests, and more. I hope you enjoy our first installment!
- On December 1, 2016, the next #PitMad Twitter event is going down. If you haven’t yet tried out this Twitter pitch contest, it’s open to completed, polished, unpublished PB, MG, and YA manuscripts. Read the rules and regulations here and start working on your 140 character pitch!
- In the last few weeks, Writer’s Digest has featured a series of new agent alerts. Check them out to see if an agent fits your manuscript or portfolio.
- If you keep hearing the term “metadata,” this is the post for you. What it is, how it’s used, and how it affects you.
- Amazon continues to claim its stake in publishing by releasing Amazon “Rapids,” a new children’s reading app that offers illustrated short stories in a chat style approach.
- At Nielsen’s annual Children’s Book Summit, industry experts provided key insights into the state of the children’s publishing market.
- November is Picture Book Month! Head over to picturebookmonth.com to read why picture books are important from some of your favorite PB authors.
- The Alliance for Artists & Writers has launched their #MyCreativeYear campaign to encourage teens to share their artistic journey on social media. Read these four reasons why your teen or teen students should share their #MyCreativeYear story.
If you have an interesting link to news in the children’s publishing industry, share it in the comments below.