Inside Look at How a Book Gets Made
From an Editor and Debut Picture Book Author
Debut picture book author and 12 x 12 member Casey W. Robinson joins her publisher Rob Broder to give you an inside view of the publishing process, including:
- How to write a manuscript an editor wants to buy
- What an editor looks for in submissions
- What's the editing process like after the book contract is signed
- At what point the illustrator is brought in to the process and if the author has any input in the illustrations
- How being a part of a writing community contributed to this partnership
Rob Broder and his wife, Amanda Broder, are the co-founders of Ripple Grove Press - an independent, family-run children's book publisher.
They started Ripple Grove Press because they have a passion for well-told and beautifully illustrated stories for children.
Their mission is to bring together great writers and talented illustrators to make the most wonderful books possible. They are on their way, with starred and award-winning books under their belts.
Casey W. Robinson writes stories for children. But not always about children. Her first picture book is about an old man named Iver who is very good friends with a giant inflatable bear named Ellsworth.
In this webinar, Casey shares the story of how she wrote Iver & Ellsworth and published it with Ripple Grove Press.
Casey grew up in Maine and used to keep a shoe box of favorite words and phrases under her bed. She now lives with her three daughters in Maynard, Massachusetts. They live in a yellow house overflowing with books.