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!


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

Dale Harcombe (Write and Read With Dale)


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

Sally Murphy (Sally Murphy’s Writing for Children Blog)


3 September Promotion and Alphabet Soup

Claire Saxby (Let’s Have Words)


4 September Submissions, and selecting material

Mabel Kaplan (Tales I Tell)


5 September Alphabet Soup in the classroom: benefits for teachers

Dee White (Teachers Writing Helper)


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

Robyn Opie (Writing Children’s Books)


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

Sandy Fussell (Stories Are Light)


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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!