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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Nominations are now open for the 2018 Mathical Book Award, but will close on November 3. Here’s what they say: The Mathical Book Prize recognizes outstanding trade fiction and literary nonfiction written for very young children through teenagers. Mathical books inspire a love of math by connecting with children’s interests, from magic, sports, art, music,

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Do you write picture books in rhyme? Writing in rhyme is hard and you often hear editors say that they don’t like it because it’s often done so badly. So, what DOES make for a good rhyming picture book? 2017 Best in Rhyme Award Fortunately, there’s a picture book award just for rhyming books, and

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Recently a friend tried to upload her book files to Createspace and had a terrible time getting the files accepted. After five or six times back and forth with Support, she emailed for advice. It was simple. It was her first time to export files from Indesign, and she wasn’t using the correct export settings.

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Current events! How do you keep up with the current events of self-publishing or indie publishing? It’s hard! So much happens every month: Amazon changes of policy, Facebook policy changes, new services to help you do XXX, new strategies for XXX, and so on. You want to keep up with new ideas, strategies and tips

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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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What's it like to be an Author-Publisher? Here's a typical day. | IndieKidsBooks.com

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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2 Simple Reasons Why Your Self-Published Book Doesn't Sell | IndieKidsBooks.com

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's statistics on juvenile fiction categories. | IndieKidsBooks.com

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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Named a 2017 NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Books

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