Here are two very reliable ways to find information on this site. On the left, there is a list of the main areas of the site, followed by individual pages not otherwise listed. On the right, there is a search box you can use to search for a word, a few words, or even a phrase on the site, by using the Google search engine. I hope you find what you seek.
A Childrens' Book Editor's Site
All the pages on my site can be reached from one of these main areas, or are listed individually below.
- Basic Information: These articles provide guidance to people getting started in the children's publishing world and answer many typical questions.
- Best of the Site: This page brings together the most visited, the most useful, and the best written resources on this site.
- Book Reviews and Recommended Books: Individual book reviews and lists of recommended books.
- Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books: Four complete chapters excerpted from my book, and other materials.
- Detailed Information: Articles that address specific subjects in detail, perhaps specialized subjects.
- Genres: These articles look at specific children's book genres, with a focus on writing them.
- Illustrating: These articles cover topics for children's book illustrators beyond the beginning stage.
- Interviews: Interviews with editors, authors, agents, illustrators, and others from the children's book world.
- Margot Finke's "Musings": A monthly column by a published writer: a mix of how-to, self-help, and plenty of opinions.
- Publishing: These articles cover the business side of publishing: how the business works, marketing, and so on.
- Self-Publishing Information: Some warnings for those considering self-publishing and help with selecting a company providing self-publishing services, plus related articles.
- Writing: These articles cover topics for children's book writers beyond the beginning stage
- Books I've Edited
- Bookstore Page: How to Support the Site
- Contact Information for The Purple Crayon
- Crockett Johnson
- PC Editorial Services
- The Purple Crayon Blog index page
- Site Policy
- Children's Books
- Award Winning Children's Books
- Interesting Personal WWW Sites of Authors and Illustrators
- Librarians' Internet Subject Guides
- News and Personal Information
- Websites and Writing Classes
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