1. Creating a children's non-fiction book
It's all about teamwork
Why I'm like a link in a chain ...
What's involved in creating an illustrated children's non-fiction book? Teamwork, that's what.
I work from home, but I'm not alone. For every book I write I'm in contact with many other people. That's because I'm part of a team.
I may never meet the other members of the team face-to-face. As long as we keep in good contact with each other (usually by email and phone), co-operate and do our jobs, the end result is a book.
We all know what we have to do, and when to do it. Think of it like this: each person in the team is one link in a chain.
The following pages describe one method of how a children's illustrated non-fiction book is created.
You'll find out about the jobs of key members of the team:
- the author
- the editor
- the illustrator
- the picture researcher
- the photographer
- the designer
- the printer
As you read the pages in this section, you'll find out about the team of people who created a children's non-fiction book called Journey of a Book.*
Who do you think came up with the idea for Journey of a Book? Turn to page 2 to find out – you might be surprised by the answer!
* Journey of a Book, by John Malam (published by Raintree 2012; ISBN 978-1-406-23932-4)
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