How to Create a Text Dummy for a Picture Book in Microsoft Word

Through the process of getting my Debut Picture Book The Donkey’s Song published, a rare thing happened. My editor Frances Gilbert and I have become great friends. The Donkey’s Song by Jacki Kellum Illustrated by Sydney Hanson Published by Random House Children’s Books Here Frances is the Vice President and Editor in Chief of Doubleday…

Frances Gilbert Tweets about the Rule of 3s

“In storytelling, authors often create triplets or structures in three parts.” Wikipedia For instance: Rumpelstiltskin spins thrice for the heroine and lets her guess his name thrice over a period of three days. Wikipedia In Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, Marley’s Ghost tells Ebenezer Scrooge he will receive visits from three spirits: The Ghost of Christmas Past, The Ghost of Christmas Present, and…

How Big is Penguin Random House – The #1 Publishing House

In another post, I began the undertaking of trying to gain some understanding of the immensity of the publishing industry. I listed the Big 5 Publishing Houses as follows: 1-Penguin Random House 2-HarperCollins 3-Simon & Schuster 4-Hachette Book Group 5-Macmillan In the same post, I ranked the top 20 Publishing Houses. https://x55.68c.myftpupload.com/what-are-the-big-5-publishing-houses-a-list-of-all-the-major-publisher/ In the aforementioned…

Register Now for Free and/or Almost Free SCBWI Seminars in April

The Regional Chapters of SCBWI have a tradition of offering online webinars. The prices for these webinars are extremely low. I thought that I would share with you the SCBWI Webinars that I’ll attend in April. Get Your April Off to a Good Start with Frances Gilbert What’s Your Picture Book Hook? Date/Time Date(s) –…