Category Archives: Publishing 101

A behind-the-scenes look at the publishing process, with tips for aspiring authors and illustrators.

An Interview with Lin Oliver on SCBWI’S Emerging Voices Award

We interview Lin Oliver, Executive Director of the SCBWI, about the SCBWI’s Emerging Voices Award for authors of color.

How We Feel About Amazon

Publisher Jason Low shares his thoughts on the Amazon vs. Hachette battle and what it portends for publishing’s future.

Paula Yoo on How to Publicize Your Children’s Book

Author Paula Yoo shares some advice on great ways to publicize your children’s book.

Dealing With Rejection: Keeping Your Dream Going

Debut author Thelma Lynne Godin shares on how she kept the beauty of her dreams to write going in the face of constant rejection.

Ask an Editor: Nailing the Story

Tu Books Publisher and Editorial Director Stacy Whitman shares some advice for aspiring authors, especially those looking to submit to our New Visions Award, on how to write a compelling story.

Ask an Editor: Hooking the Reader Early

Tu Books Publisher and Editorial Director Stacy Whitman shares some advice for aspiring authors, especially those looking to submit to our New Visions Award, on how to hook readers and captivate them from the very beginning of your novel.

New Visions Award: What Not to Do

Tu Books Publisher Stacy Whitman shares some easy tips on what NOT to do when submitting a manuscript to our New Visions Award.

Ask an Editor: Worldbuilding in Speculative Fiction, Part II

Tu Books publisher Stacy Whitman discusses worldbuilding in speculative fiction, why it can be so challenging to do well, and how writers should approach it.

Submitting to our New Voices Award: Tips from an Editor

Our editor Samantha shares some advice for authors submitting to Lee & Low’s New Voices Award.

Ask an Editor: Worldbuilding in Speculative Fiction, Part I

Tu Books publisher Stacy Whitman discusses worldbuilding in speculative fiction, why it can be so challenging to do well, and how writers should approach it.

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