I went to workshops and conferences, and learned the publishing business. And then I tried to sell it and was in for a rude awakening: picture books are a ridiculously hard sell. I sent it to every picture book publisher I could find, and each one sent the impersonal rejection that writers dread.
And so I filed it away, and didn't think that much of it. Then publishing changed. Suddenly, authors could become publishers, and I began to feel hopeful about the book again.
There were still two problems with the book that I faced:
1. Finding a good, professional artist on a budget
2. Designing the book in a way that was non-technical and did not require me to learn new software
This book will cover how to find illustrators, design both a print and digital version of your book, and as an added bonus, how to find translators as well-so you can sell your book in as many languages as possible. I'll also show you a few strategies for marketing your book.
If illustrations and book design are the only things that are holding you back from publishing a kid's book, then let me show you how easy it is to be a published kid's author!