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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

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Indie Kids Book author and illustrator, Sally Huss, explains how she's published 80 books in 4 years.. | IndieKidsBooks.com

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,

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Do You Need an ISBN for your children’s books? No and yes. NO. If you only plan to sell ebooks of your children’s titles, and you only plan to distribute to trade ebook sites, then you don’t need ISBNs. Kindle, Kobo and Apple don’t require and ISBN to publish. However, because this is about children’s

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For children’s books, it’s essential that you learn about designing the layout for full-color picture book. Of course, you can hire freelancers to complete the process, but I’m a DIY-er and always think it’s best to understand the process before you hire it out. Trim size. Early in the process of publishing a picture book,

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Early on, every indie or self-publisher must answer a crucial question: what’s the scope of your publishing program. Will you publish only one book? Will you publish every book you write? Or will you become a hybrid author, publishing some yourself and traditionally publishing others? There is, of course, no right or wrong. There are

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As an independent publisher, what are your assets? Your digital files! As I uploaded files today to the EPIC! app, I was struck again with the fact that I’m in a digital file business. Every place that sells my books wants a digital file, even the printers who produce the print books. I recently uploaded