The Weekly 411 (12/1/17)

© Nat Iwata
Dec. 1, 2017, vol. 48

The Weekly 411 gathers all the links added to Kidlit411 each week. To receive this post by email, sign up for our email updates. Are you on Facebook? Join our Kidlit411 group for conversations & camaraderie.


Today's Author Spotlight is on Rebecca Colby, author of many children's books, including her recent books, CAPTAIN BLING’S CHRISTMAS PLUNDER  illustrated by Rob McClurkan (Albert Whitman, 2017) and MOTOR GOOSE, illustrated by Jeff Kaminsky (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan US, 2017). Enter to win your choice of either of these books.

Legal Resources for Creatives

Sales Tax Basics for Indie Authors

For Your Writing to Spark Fire in the Minds of Readers Ask These Questions

Inked Voices Webinar: "What to Expect from Your Agent"
Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 8:30-9:45pm. $22. Register-

John Cusick of Folio Literary Management will discuss how to get the most out of your author-agent relationship. Topics include: the best questions to ask before committing to an agent, the agent's role in your career, agent participation in sales and marketing, and communication strategies for authors.

Inked Voices Online Workshops 

These are small group events with agents in which writers exchange peer critique, receive a written critique from the agent, and have one-on-one time to discuss their feedback with the agent in a group debrief call. 

Picture Books and Easy Readers, with Sean McCarthy, Sean McCarthy Literary
January 4th-29th
Register- (1 spot left) or Apply for a free spot for writers from a diverse background by 12/10/17

Young Adult Fiction First 15 Pages, with Sarah LaPolla, Bradford Literary 
January 10th- February 6th
Register or Apply for the free #ownvoices spot by 12/15/17

Middle Grade Fiction First 15 Pages, with Alex Slater, Trident Media Group
January 17th-February 13th
 Register or Apply for the free #ownvoices spot by 1/2/17

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  1. Oh my gosh...this newsletter is chock full of opportunities for writers...well done, Sylvia and Elaine!!!!


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