Conference Proceeding: A Tale to Tell: So You Want to Get Published

This workshop for aspiring authors, led by children's book publisher Joni Sussman of Kar-Ben Publishing, will provide the basics on how to get a book manuscript published. Topics to be covered include: how to decide what to write about, how to write and prepare a manuscript for submission, how the acquisitions process works, what to look for in a publisher or agent, as well as what a publisher or agent looks for when acquiring manuscripts. Also covered will be the basics of what an aspiring author should know about marketing even before submitting a manuscript. This information can also be used by librarians in advising library patrons seeking to get a book published. A manuscript evaluation is included for all participants who would like to bring one.