Kidlit Social #76: April Cox on Self-Publishing the Right Way
On this episode, we welcome children’s book author and self-publishing coach April Cox.
April is the founder of Self-Publishing Made Simple, and Little Labradoodle Publishing. We dig into topics including how to know if self-publishing is right for you, common self-publishing mistakes, and the best places to spend your self-publishing marketing dollars.
Kidlit Distancing Social #56 Replay: Aimee Jackson on How Indie Authors Can Publish Successfully
This week, meet Aimee Jackson, Owner and Editorial Director of Book Bridge Press, a company that helps independent authors take their work from manuscript to published, illustrated book. BBP specializes in children’s books, and Aimee Jackson is an accomplished children’s book editor and publishing professional with more than 20 years experience in trade publishing.
In this episode of the Social, Aimee provides her top tips for independent authors to give their books the best shot at success in the areas of craft, design and marketing.
Kidlit Distancing Social #39 – Overcoming Self-Doubt & Finding the Courage to Put Your Work Out Into the World
Meet Jennifer Vassel, an inspiring self-publishing success story. Jennifer is the author and founder of “I Am Unique!”, a children’s book series and self-love brand aimed to inspire kids and adults to rise above their insecurities and share their unique gifts with the world.
Her work has been featured in national media such as Forbes, Black Enterprise, Thrive, Essence, and
Join us to find out how Jennifer has overcome self-doubt and insecurity to build a thriving writing career. She’ll also share some excellent self-publishing and marketing advice.
Kidlit Distancing Social #37 Replay – Darcy Pattison on Self-Publishing & the Path to Success as an Indie Author
This week, meet Darcy Pattison, a prolific kidlit author who has found great success self publishing her own work. Darcy’s authored dozens of books – some with major publishers – but has seen her career truly take off after starting her own independent publishing company.
Darcy describes her journey, and discusses why other authors should consider self-publishing. If you want to be truly empowered to share your words with the world, Darcy is the perfect person to inspire you!
Simple Advice for First-Time Self-Published Authors
by R.F. Kristy The intelligence and allure of cats has always enchanted me. Writing the Inca Cat Series arose out of the blue. I had never dreamed of self-publishing stories for children. My specialty, due to my work with the United Nations, concentrated on reports of a technical nature — a world much removed from […]
My Manuscript is Finished. What Do I Do Now?
You’ve finished your manuscript. Now what? Our Book Coach Teresa Funke gives tips about what to do next!
Self-Published Author Assembles Magical Team
A self-published picture book author details how she found an illustrator and brought her dream to life.
Tips for Working with a Self-Publishing Company
Naren Aryal, CEO of Mascot Books, explains the format picture book authors should use when submitting their story to a self-publishing company.
One Author/Illustrator’s Route to Self-Publishing
A first-time author/illustrator tells how he created his story in eBook and print versions.
Book Fairs: Where Self-Publishers Meet Their Audience
Authors in all stages of their careers are signing up for book fairs, showcasing their books as well as themselves.
Book fairs can be bewildering. Which one is right for you? And how do you go about choosing it?