Saturday, December 19, 2009

You have a Pop-Up book idea, now what?

I get a lot of inquiries from people who have an idea for a pop-up book but don't know what to do next. So I've decided to write a little tutorial on how to get your pop-up book published.

How to get a pop-up book published:

1. Come up with a great idea for a pop-up book.

2. Write the manuscript (manuscript = all the text that will appear in the book ). For pop-up books this can be as small as a few sentences or as long as a few pages.

3. Write a killer query letter. The query letter should explain why your idea is great and have some description of how you envision the pop-up elements in the book. These websites will show you how.

4. Make a list of publishers whom you would like to submit your book to. The book "Artist's & Graphic Designer's Market" has lists of publishers and detailed instructions on how to submit to them.
If your book is for children get the Children's version entitled "Children's Writer's & Illustrators Market."

5. Send your manuscript and query letter to publishers. Most people think that they need to have a paper engineer make a model of the book for them before they can submit it. But that is NOT true. All a publisher needs from you is the manuscript and the query letter. After your book gets accepted for publication the editor will hire a paper engineer for you.

And that's it!

Good luck with all your future pop-up endeavors!!!

1 comment:

localmarketingtucson said...

I am trying to figure out who team members are????