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Welcome to drydenbks, a multi-faceted company pertaining to all aspects of the children’s book publishing business. With over twenty-five years of experience editing and publishing children's books, I have a deep understanding of the business of children’s books within an ever-changing publishing landscape. My expertise is working with authors to help define, enrich, and craft their work to make it viable for the current marketplace. I am a skilled fiction, fantasy, and poetry editor and my interests range from picture books and graphic novels to humorous middle grade, high fantasy, and edgy teen fiction – and anything in between!

   drydenbks is a platform to provide editorial and creative services to children’s book authors
     illustrators, publishers, and agents

   drydenbks conducts workshops and offers presentations for children’s book
     author/illustrator retreats, book clubs, and regional and national children’s book
     conferences on subjects pertaining to the children’s book industry

   drydenbks is a consultancy service to administer direction and advice to authors,      illustrators, editors, students, and anyone seeking to break into or expand their presence in
     the children’s publishing arena


Please join me at drydenbks to share our stories!

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emmaddryden@gmail.com