Creating Picture Books on a Budget: A Guide to Finding Illustrators, Translators, and Using Kindle Kids Book Creator

Creating Picture Books on a Budget: A Guide to Finding Illustrators, Translators, and Using Kindle Kids Book Creator

by Scott Douglas

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Overview

Several years ago, I was a young librarian with a love of stories; one day I wrote a picture book. It was original, funny, and fun. I had spent several years reading kids stories and knew what they wanted in a good picture book.

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!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781511518208
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/29/2015
Pages: 78
Sales rank: 780,579
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.16(d)

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