Just because you don't write "for the money" doesn't mean you don't deserve to get paid.

You Can - and Should - Earn a Solid Income From Your Writing.

Here's How - in 10 Easy Steps.

The average working writer earns less than $10,000 a year.

They should be doing better than that. Much better. If they knew Lionel Bender, they most certainly would.

On Thursday, September 8 (with lifetime on-demand replay) join Lionel for How to Earn Money as a Children's Writer, and find out how to build a profitable career using his 10-step system.

It's not about "selling out" or making drastic changes to your lifestyle or writing interests.

It is about working smarter, finding hidden opportunities, learning some new skills and knowing the right way to stand up for yourself and declare "I deserve to be paid!".

On September 8th, you'll learn those things and a whole lot more.

(By the way, this workshop is applicable to children’s illustrators. If you're struggling to find your footing as an illustrator, join us!)

Here's Lionel's path to financial success for children's writers, distilled from more than 40 years of experience into 10 simple steps :

During this 90+ minute workshop, Lionel will guide you through each step, giving practical, hands-on guidance and plenty of real-world examples.

You'll be amazed at how much money you've left on the table and very excited about your earning potential moving forward.

Whether your goal is quitting your current job and writing fulltime, or just earning enough to help with your household expenses, Lionel will give you the tools and knowledge you need to make your writing time profitable and rewarding.

During his 40+ year career, Lionel Bender has authored more than 70 kidlit books , and has been responsible for over 1,400 other children’s works as writer, editor and book packager.

No one knows more about the business side of publishing. And, as those of you who've attended his other Children's Book Insider webinars know, he's a brilliant teacher.

On September 8th, he's ready to change your writing life and your bank account forever.

We invite you to join us for:

How to Earn Money as a Children's Writer

10 Easy Steps to Go From Hobbyist to Profitable Professional

Your Instructor: Lionel Bender

Lionel Bender's career as successful writer, editor, book packager, and
commentator on children’s book publishing spans more more than 40 years.

He's the author of more than 70 books for children, and spent 31 years as editorial partner of Bender Richardson White, an editorial, design, and production book packager serving major book and magazine publishers in North America and Europe.



Thursday, September 8th

From the comfort of your home 

  • 11 AM (Pacific)
  • Noon (Mountain)
  • 1 pm (Central)
  • 2 pm (Eastern)
  • Lifetime On-Demand Replay


Price stated will include $20 presale discount!

Thursday, September 8th (with lifetime on-demand replay):

Your opportunity to learn the simple path that can generate real income from your love of writing.

On September 8th, join author, editor and long-time publishing professional Lionel Bender for a 90 minute+ workshop that will guide you through his 10 step system to becoming a profitable children's writer or illustrator.

In this comprehensive class you'll learn:

  • How to begin earning money right now, regardless of your level of experience.
  • The many "hidden markets" of kidlit that offer steady paid work for writers like you.
  • How to create a daily routine that eliminates wasted effort and focuses on success.
  • Why diversifying your writing scope is essential to earning.
  • When to say "yes" to new opportunities, and when and why to say "no".
  • How to reuse and recycle your work for maximum benefit.
  • How to identify the business niches of children's publishing, and pick the ones that are best suited for your success.
  • The niches that can generate income the quickest, and the niches that pay the most.
  • How to maximize your writing schedule to focus on profitable work, while maintaining time for your passion projects.
  • Whether to go with an agent or take care of business on your own.
  • How to negotiate with publishers to get paid what you deserve.
  • How to understand the basics of business — contracts, expenses, income targets and more.
  • Where to find new publishing opportunities that others are missing.

That's a lot of powerful information in one workshop, and you can count on Lionel to make it all easy to follow and easy to put directly into action.

You'll also get a detailed, comprehensive PDF handout to accompany the session that you can refer to while on your journey. It includes a reading list, links to dozens of hand-picked online resources, key contract clauses to know and lots more.

It's going to be an fabulous workshop. So join us on September 8th (with same-day, on-demand replay).

This session is pure instruction, it's complete (nothing more to buy afterward) and nothing additional will be sold. 

Your purchase includes a PDF takeaway and lifetime access to the video replay.


The cost for everything is just $47! Like any of our CBI Essentials Workshops, it will be among the best investments you make this year in developing your writing craft and career.

Please note — this special price is only for folks who register now. Once the class takes place and the recording is put up for sale to everyone else, the price will go up to $67. 

Even if you can't make it live, buying now will lock you in for the lifetime replay at this one-time-only price.

Reserve your $47 spot now by clicking below:

Price stated will include $20 presale discount!

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