Self-publishing books for children can be challenging because of higher printing costs and difficulties in marketing to your target market. In today's show, Karen Inglis explains how she sells thousands of copies of her books for children and tips for how you can do it too.
In the intro, I mention my own writing update with Valley of Dry Bones, as well as how Gutenberg update will impact your WordPress site [The Digital Reader], and The Story Studio podcast episode about creative burn-out, focusing on the wrong things and how to get your writing mojo back.
Today's show is sponsored by IngramSpark, who I use to print and distribute my print-on-demand books to 39,000 retailers including independent bookstores, schools and universities, libraries and more. It's your content – do more with it through IngramSpark.com.
- The 3 key age groups for children’s books
- Issues with getting picture books into readers’ hands
- Getting known locally in your community so that parents ask for your book in bookshops
- Thoughts on paper types and quality for picture books and when they matter most
- Tips on finding and working with illustrators
- Using AMS ads to get parent eyeballs on your books
- On whether to do ebooks for children
- Why Karen finds school visits so worth her while and how she makes money from them
You can find Karen Inglis at KarenInglisAuthor.com and on Twitter @kareninglis