Publishing Children’s Books

By Diana Goldman

Children’s books are the passion of many and if you have your own children you might have come up with some really cool stories. Are these stories good enough to share with others in the format of a book or should they stay your private tales? If you feel a need to try your stories out on a wider audience you could start by testing it on your friend’s children. Make a puppet show with the story and watch their reactions or simply tell it over in the park. If they are all listening and engaged in the story you might have yourself a script for a children’s book!

Write it down

Start by penning your story down and think about the language and the tone in your story telling. The best thing is probably to keep the language you used when telling it to your kids since this will be the most natural and also the recipe for the success that you have witnessed in the bedroom and in the park. The best children’s books all have something unique so don’t try to be something else. Go with your own idea even if it looks different. This might very well be the next Cat in the Hat so stick to your gut feeling!

Illustrations

  rel=nofollow [http://booknerd.info]Children’s books need illustrations and it is important that you decide how you will publish your book before you get started with these. If you had in mind to get it out there by using the ebook format you might want to use black and white illustrations to make it fit the Kindle. Ebooks are a lovely resource for aspiring authors and also for children’s books so make some research and see if there is a free or cheap service for publishing your book this way.

Use a blog

It cannot be recommended enough to use the blog format when working on any book. You get a wider audience and by listening to what people have to say about your work you get the idea of where you could edit the story and where it is really strong. By blogging about your passion for writing children’s stories you will also meet other like-minded people and form a support group for discussions and advice. This is also something you can find on social media sites like Facebook so make use of the Internet once you decide to get real about publishing your children’s book!

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