The inside secrets to writing and publishing a children’s book
Writing and publishing a children’s book is a dream for many people. Unfortunately, this is often a difficult dream to achieve because most talented writers don’t know or understand the steps they need to take first to begin the process of getting exposure and getting published.
Do you need an agent, an illustrator, an assistant, a consultant or a bookseller? Do you know which children’s publishing houses should be the first to submit your work to for maximum profit and the greatest likelihood of acceptance? Have you decided on the type of children’s book you plan to write?
The children’s book publishing business can be complicated for the uninformed, but easy to navigate for those who understand it. For those who are knowledgeable, writing and presenting your work to the market is clockwork.
You might have the next popular children’s book, but the fact is, if you don’t know how to get it to market, you’ll keep hitting the walls, which is what most struggling children’s writers go through and , unfortunately, never emerge from the initial phase of the publication process.
Consultants can be expensive, and well-known, seasoned children’s book publishers will rarely reveal the secrets of their industry to children’s book publishers. After all, why would they want to put themselves in literary danger and in a position to lose their book’s popularity and revenue. Finding an honest person to explain how the industry as a whole works will be a daunting task.
Yes, you will find hundreds of publications on how to write, promote and publish a children’s book, but most do not make it easy for the reader to understand the publishing process. The truth is, if you follow most children’s book publishing tutorials, you’ll learn that they’re inefficient and could cost you a ton of time.
An autopilot formula that no other children’s book publishing guide can match. No writer wants to sift through hundreds of pages of techniques and ideas for publishing children’s books. To be successful in this business, you have to cut to the chase and get there.
Whether you’re looking to write, sell, promote and/or publish your children’s book, whether it’s a picture book or a regular book, education is key.
There are hundreds of thousands of writers who go unnoticed each year, with priceless children’s books eventually shelving or never being sold to a publishing house due to a lack of knowledge in the field. Don’t let that be you!
You need to learn how to target your age group, brainstorm story ideas, develop your characters, create a story, introduce your characters with descriptions of physical and personality traits, create a problem or a conflict and define the state of a Climax. Character development, storylines, conflict and resolution, through to marketing and editing, are the things you need to know to become a successful children’s writer.