The Weekly 411 (12/26/14)

© Sylvia Liu

Dec. 26, 2014, Issue #51

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To celebrate our the one year anniversary of Kidlit411, we will have three days of amazing giveaways- A BIRTHDAY BASH- beginning on Monday, Jan. 5th. Come and visit us then for lots of post-holiday goodies.


The agents at Jenny Bent tell us their end of the year wish lists.

Besty Bird gives her predictions for the 2015 Newberry/ Caldecott awards.

Goodreads Opens Voting for Their Best Books of the Year

FREE WEBINAR: Children's Book AcademyFriday January 2nd at 5.30PM PST. Free Webinar with Prizes from Hillary Homzie and Mira Reisberg: Editors and agents are looking for chapter books and early middle grade novels like never before. Come learn how easy it can be to write a novel for these ages in a free webinar with great giveaways! Register here: Children's Book Academy

Historical Fiction and Nonfiction Mentor Texts

Caveat Venditor: Five Mistakes KILLING Self Published Authors 

Curating Content for The Self Publisher's Ultimate Resource Guide 

Writing in Reverse

How to Create Your Best Blogging Year (advice applicable to writing & illustrating too)

Chapter Book Alchemist - Starts January 12th -Hillary Homzie and Dr. Mira Reisberg at the Children's Book Academy.

Learn to write much needed chapter books and early middle grade novels in 5 fun, interactive, information-packed and highly effective weeks. For very beginning to multi-published writers and illustrators.