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Literary Limelight: Boosting Brand Awareness with Booktubers and Booktokers
Jenn Kim, a writer, former highschool teacher, and Children's Bookstagrammer shares the importance of media and how Booktube, Booktok, and Bookstagram are great platforms to spread brand awareness. Learn more here.
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How to Get Your Childrens Book Published
The article coevrs 10 topics including "Is my children's book REALLY good enough to get published?", and "How do I actually get it published?" Read more to find out. #Publishing #ChildrensBooks #Editing
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The Ultimate Guide to Illustrators for KidLit Writers
Are you trying to create a kid’s book, but don’t have an artistic bone in your body? Worried that you’ll need to illustrate your book or have to find an illustrator to get published? This guide to illustrators will help put all those concerns to rest. #Illustration #IllustrationGuide #Resources #ChildrensBook #KidLit #PictureBook
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Proper Short Story Format with Free Short Story Template
Knowing how to format your short story is the first step to getting published. No matter how great your story is, it doesn’t stand a chance if you don’t format it in a way that’s easy to read and clearly tells a publisher you know what you’re doing. #Publishing #PublishingTips #Writing #ShortStory #Resource #Template
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How To Self-Publish And Market A Children’s Book With Karen Inglis
Self-publishing books for children can be challenging because of higher printing costs and difficulties in marketing to your target market. In today's show, Karen Inglis explains how she sells thousands of copies of her books for children and tips for how you can do it too. #SelfPublishing #Publishing #PublishingTips #Marketing #MarketingTips #ChildrensBook #PictureBook
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Everything You Need to Know to Publish a Children’s Book
Congratulations on having a finished children’s story that you’re ready to publish! While this is an exciting time, it can also be quite overwhelming. Which is why I’ve compiled this list of everything you need to know to publish a children’s book with a traditional publisher to help get it started. #Publishing #PublishingTips #PictureBook #ChildrensBook #KidLit
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How to Choose the Publishing House that’s Right for You
If you research children’s publishers, there’s an endless list of options! How do you choose the publishing house that’s going to work the best for you and your story? I interviewed authors who have published with both a small press and the big five publishing houses to find out which is best. #Publishing #PublishingTips #ChildrensBook #PictureBook #KidLit
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How to Write a Children's Book in 12 Steps (from an Editor)
As a children’s book editor, I’ve helped hundreds of authors write, edit and publish their children’s book. Anyone can sit down and dash out a children’s book, and with a little help and guidance, yours can be good enough to earn the attention of thousands of children. And nothing beats the feeling of holding your printed book in your hands and reading it to a child for the first time. Follow these 12 steps and you’ll get there in no time. #WritingTips #PictureBook #PublishingTips
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Dos and Don'ts to Ensure Your Book Looks Professional
Self-publishing is on the rise. Final 2018 statistics haven’t yet been released, but according to Bowker, self-publishing grew 28% in 2017 (up from 20% in 2016) and 1,009,188 new titles were released. You might be thinking, That’s a lot of books! I’m thinking that, too — but I’m also thinking about how important it is for self-publishing authors (as most of my author-entrepreneur clients are) to produce a book that’s as professional as possible. #MarketingTips #Marketing #PublishingTips
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How to Lay Out a Picture Book with InDesign
One of the sticky points I ran into was digitally laying out my book. Once I had the final copy incorporated into the final art, there was definitely a “What now?” moment. Assuming you’re not a graphic artist, it’s intimidating! But it doesn’t have to be. In this post, I’m going to walk you through how to lay out a picture book with InDesign, step by step. #PictureBook #KidLit #InDesign #Illustration #GraphicDesign
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SHOULD YOU PUBLISH YOUR FIRST BOOK AS AN EBOOK OR AS A PAPERBACK?
This is a question that I’m always surprised to get, even though something like this lands in my inbox literally every week: Should you publish your first book as an ebook or as a paperback? I’ll get to the answer quickly. #Publishing #PublishingTips #Marketing #MarketingTips #EBook #Paperback
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My Top 3 Tips for Aspiring Writers
I was invited to participate in our library’s Local Authors Week this year. When I shared on my Facebook page that I would be talking about transitioning from writing as a hobby to writing as a career, a few readers who are not local requested that I share some tips here on the blog. So here you go, my Top 3 Tips for Aspiring Writers. #Writing #WritingTips #Publishing #PublishingTips
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How to Publish a Picture Book: The Complete Process
My new picture book, PIRATES STUCK AT “C”, just set sail last month! It’s very exciting to get to hold my book for the first time. 😃 But how did I publish a picture book? Watch this short video as I breakdown the complete publishing process of a picture book for you. #Publishing #PictureBook #KidLit #PublishingTips
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How to Self-Publish a Children’s Book from People Who’ve Done It
Have you been thinking about self-publishing your children’s book? This is something I thought about for a long time and if you’re anything like me, you’ve probably considered it, too. But how do you self-publish a children’s book? #Publishing #ChildrensBook #KidLit #PictureBook #PublishingTips
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Top 35 Children's Book Publishers
Have you written a fantastic children’s book and looking for a great children’s book publisher? Great! But why submit your manuscript to any publishing house if you can reach out to companies that specialize in your genre? #Publishing #PublishingTips #KidLit #PictureBooks