In this episode of the Social, Jon and Laura from Children’s Book Insider answer a slew of viewer questions about writing, publishing and marketing a children’s book.  There’s a ton of great info, advice and insight here!
Laura also checks in with publishing links, and we celebrate the successes of some Children’s Book Insider subscribers.




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✏  5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Manuscript

✏  Writing For Magazines …and more!



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    2 years ago

    I absolutely LOVE KidLit social. I have learned so much. In the vein of suggestions, info on different types of publishing would be helpful. Not a children’s writer but Karen Bouchard is an editor of Power Living by David C. Cook publishing and partner in Illumify Publishing. She lives in Colorado Springs. She did a zoom on traditional, indie and hybrid publishing that was very informative and balanced.

    Laura Backes
    2 years ago
    Reply to  TonyaAnn

    TonyaAnn, thanks for the suggestions for a Kidlit Distancing Social guest. We’ll look into it. And thanks for joining us on the Socials!