The Weekly 411 (6/20/14)

© Jim Averbeck

June 20, 2104 Issue # 24

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This week we feature Jim Averbeck in our Author-Illustrator Spotlight. Be sure to enter in his giveaway for a signed copy of his newest MG release, A HITCH AT THE FAIRMONT.


Free Webinar #1: CBI & Karen Robertson present a free webinar on how to create a children's book app on Wed., June 25, 8:30 EDT/ 5:30 PDT.

Free Webinar #2: Children's author Chris Eboch debunks the five myths of writing for children and does Q&A, Wed. June 25, 1 p.m. EDT/ 10 a.m PDT

Agent news: Sheldon Fogelman Agency: Janine Le is building a list from PB to YA; Amy Stern is looking for clients; Sean McCarthy left at the end of 2013 and started his own agency, Sean McCarthy Literary Agency

All About the Offer Etiquette (And How to get a Fast Pass!)

4 Mistakes Even the Best Writers Make on Twitter

How To Make Sure You're Not Wasting Time On Social Media

Create Education Materials To Sell More Books- Marcie Colleen

71 Ways to Promote and Market Your Book

  • What: write a mystery story for children up to 750 words
  • Prize: $1000 or tuition to a Highlights Foundation Founders Workshop

July 21-Aug 15 Summer School with  Kami Kinard and Sudipta Bardan-Quallen 
What: Get craft-based writing advice on building character
Cost: Free
Diversity in Kidlit

Indie Publishing


  1. Am trying to get into the middle grade mystery market myself, so want to explore what Jim does. His latest book sounds pretty good - well, that's lame, isn't it? Really great! (Better)

  2. I always enjoy reading this blog.
    But NOT as much as I might enjoy reading HITCH AT THE FAIRMONT :)


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