Posted in Events, info

Who’s on the team behind Alphabet Soup?

This is the last day of Alphabet Soup‘s First Birthday Blog Tour. What a great week Alphabet Soup's spring '09 coverwe’ve had – if you’ve just joined us, be sure to check out the list of blog tour stops below!

Sandy Fussell – author of the Samurai Kids series – is hosting us over at her blog: Stories Are Light. Today we’re talking about who is on the Alphabet Soup team, and why an Editor and Publisher can’t do it all on her own. See you there!

WHERE WE’VE BEEN ON THE BLOG TOUR:

1 September What led the publisher to start Alphabet Soup magazine?

Dale Harcombe (Write and Read With Dale)

http://www.livejournal.com/users/orangedale

-~-

2 September What goes into ‘whipping up’ an issue of the magazine?

Sally Murphy (Sally Murphy’s Writing for Children Blog) http://sallymurphy.blogspot.com

-~-

3 September Promotion and Alphabet Soup

Claire Saxby (Let’s Have Words)

http://www.letshavewords.blogspot.com/

-~-

4 September Submissions, and selecting material

Mabel Kaplan (Tales I Tell)

http://belka37.blogspot.com

-~-

5 September Alphabet Soup in the classroom: benefits for teachers

Dee White (Teachers Writing Helper)

www.teacherswritinghelper.wordpress.com

-~-

6 September ‘First birthday’ giveaway. Win a set of the first four issues!

Robyn Opie (Writing Children’s Books)

http://www.robynopie.blogspot.com

-~-

7 September Who’s on the team behind Alphabet Soup magazine?

Sandy Fussell (Stories Are Light) http://www.sandyfussell.blogspot.com

-~-

You can subscribe to Alphabet Soup via our website www.alphabetsoup.net.au

Posted in illustrator

How a Book is Made

Have you ever wondered:Reading a finished book

  • what happens to a story before you buy it as a book?
  • who are the people involved in publishing a book?
  • how long it takes for a book to be published?

You can find the answers to all these questions (and more!) by visiting ‘How a Book is Made‘ on the Penguin website. The step-by-step drawings take you through a book’s journey from author’s desk to bookstore shelves. There’s also a glossary so you can look up words from the world of publishing (like ‘page proofs’ and ‘manuscript’). If you’re hoping to be a published author some day, you might like some insider info!