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,
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
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.
Guest Post by Carol Doeringer “I would do it again in a heartbeat.” That’s what one of my fellow participants said after attending the Highlights Foundation’s Self or Indie Publishing workshop in June. And I wholeheartedly agree. Presented by award-winning children’s book author and indie publisher Darcy Pattison, the workshop covered the nuts and bolts
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
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