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The Path to Publishing a Children's Book

Are you an aspiring Author or Illustrator of children's picture books? Meet with Maryann Cocca-Leffler, who has published over 70 books in her 35+ year career as a self-agented Author/Illustrator. She will share what it takes to break into the competitive world of publishing and answer your questions.

Maryann Cocca-Leffler

45 Minute Program

 

$230


Do you have a story you think will make a great children's book? Join Maryann for a conversation about the path to getting your book published and answer questions you may have... such as; What are publishers looking for? How & What do I submit? Do I need to submit Illustrations? How do I find a list of publishers? Do I need an Agent? Topics include; preparing your manuscript, self-publishing vs. traditional publishing, queries, submissions, contracts, as well as tips and industry resources to help you navigate the competitive world of Children’s Book Publishing. Maryann Cocca-Leffler has published over 70 books, working with most major publishers. As a self-agented Author-Illustrator, she works directly with editors and art directors and negotiates her own contracts. She is very knowledgeable both on the creative and business end of publishing. Her books range from fiction picture books, novelty books, easy readers, and nonfiction picture books, including biographies. Ends with Q&A.

Maximum- 8 adults 18+

(If you have a critique group larger than 6, please reach out)

About the Author

Maryann Cocca-Leffler is an award-winning author and illustrator of over 60 books for children. A Kirkus reviewer said of Maryann; “Cocca-Leffler knows children inside and out.”

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