IBBY-Yamada 2007: Palestine

Editing Workshop

French editor Marie Lallouet led this workshop in Ramallah for professional editing of children's literature, with support from IBBY Palestine.

The final programme for this workshop included the following points:

From past to present, what are children books today

  • The different professions necessary to make children books.
  • Who makes what ?
  • Who begins ?
  • Who decides what ?  (with examples)

From the project to the book : the picture book

  • Three examples (from the first projet to the finished book)

From the writer to the reader : the chapter book

  • What is a children chapter book ?

About rights and contracts 

  • Working on text  
  • How to help children and parents or teacher to choose your book.
  • Finish a book (a good front cover, back cover text, the best title)
  • and then promote it 
  • non fiction books  

Other sorts of books  

  • non fiction books, 
  • magazines for children,
  • activity books, 
  • comics books  

The editing workshop was led by Marie Lallouet was very successful. It covered all the process of publishing  a book  and not only the pure editing of the text: the choice of the text, any need to request changes by the author, text editing, and the choice of illustrations in addition to the contract, promotion and marketing etc…