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Two Resources for Writers Seeking to Publish a Children’s Book

I am frequently asked questions about how to publish a children’s book, and since I barely seem to have enough time to self-publish my own books these days, 😉 yet I like to be helpful to good people who ask an honest question, I want to make a few reccomendations to those of you who could benefit by some well-vetted resources. I also believe in karma and I’m well aware that I’d be nowhere with the whole publishing thing if a lot of good people hadn’t lent a hand when I asked. So, enjoy!

1.) The first one is Mary Kole’s KID LIT blog: http://kidlit.com/. Kole is a former literary agent and her site is especially helpful for traditional publishing questions and advice, but also has a lot about writing for children in general.

I was told about her book, Writing Irresistible Kidlit, by my editor, and can vouch for its usefulness as a writing tool, despite that it was published in 2012 and has fallen behind a bit in some of the industry trend matter she mentions in the book. It’s important to note that this book is for Middle Grade and Young Adult writing only. There is no picture book advice in the book, but there is a lot of juicy material on her blog for picture book writers.

2.) This next one is a wonderful how-to book by Karen Inglis on self-publishing, How To Self-Publish and Market a Children’s Book. Also, Karen’s blog, Self Publishing Adventures, will give you a lot more information on self-publishing and show you how she’s putting her own advice to work to sell a very successful, self-published children’s book of her own The Secret Lake, along with many others she’s written.

That’s it for now. I wish you great success with your children’s book writing!
~Shana

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, meaning, at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you click through and make a purchase. Thanks. And thanks, as always, for reading and writing! ~Rosco’s Reading Room.


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