Self-publishing Books for Children

It's not quite like adult books, but the digital revolution is definitely here. Let's talk.

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INDIE AUTHOR - How to Use Kindle PPC Ads to Promote and Sell Your Book | IndieKidsBooks.com

Amazon has allowed authors to advertise their ebooks for several years, but it was limited to those ebooks enrolled in KDP Select. In December, 2016, though, they opened it to any ebooks. The AMS (Amazon Marketing Service) ads are the latest addition to options for authors to advertise their books. Like any small business, advertising

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I go to work. My husband and I own a 3-story Victorian house in the historic Quapaw District of Little Rock, AR. My office–home of Mims House publishing–is the attic of the Mims House. In the historic district, the houses are named by the family who lived there in 1890. Our house is the Mims

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For the last year, I’ve been taking a serious look around the landscape of self-published, or indie, children’s books. I get the daily BookBub listing for children’s book category, and I often download the free or inexpensive books. I’ve joined several listservs, Facebook Groups, etc. of people writing and illustrating children’s books. I’ve started to

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Data Guy is a statistician who has taken on the role of analyzing book sales and comparing traditional v. indie publishing in many ways. He presented his latest report at Digital Book World in January, 2107. Slides from his presentation are available at AuthorEarnings.com. The results have been discussed and analyzed in many ways. One

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As in indie author do you submit to book awards? It’s one marketing strategy that might be a long shot, but if you win, it could pay off. I often enter my books into book awards. Here are some of the winners! 2017 National Science Teacher’s Association Outstanding Science Trade Books Also on the Alabama

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Today, I’d like to present a case study on an indie children’s book author-illustrator-publisher. Sally Huss has an amazing career that includes tennis, art and a successful career writing and illustrating children’s books. As a child, Sally was always interested in art and painting. But she took a break from art to pursue a career

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Want to publish a children's book, but don't know how to format the ebook? Tips, software and tutorials. | IndieKidsBooks.com

eBook formatting for children’s books is very complicated because of illustrations. Rarely can you take the print version and directly translate it into an ebook because the illustrations and text usually have to match up in some way. Controlling the display in an ebook reader is complicated. We’ll look at some solutions and provide some

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Why do I self-publish? I get this question often and the answer lies in the creative life. This essay is an attempt to explain the two big reasons why I created Mims House as my publishing company. Building a Creative Life About five years ago, I found myself very discouraged about my writing career. I

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One compelling reason to self-publish is to cut out the middleman on sales. That’s an easier goal to state than to accomplish! For ebooks, most people sell through a large online store such as Amazon, iBooks, Kobo or go through a digital congregator such as Smashwords or Draft2Digital. If you want to sell ebooks directly

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As usual for indie or self-published children’s book, the question of Cataloguing in Publication or CIP data has a different answer than for adult self-published books. For indie kids books, your audience is going to be schools and school librarians. They have to catalog the book and place it in their library. And for them,