Reading to Children

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As a teenage babysitter, I loved reading to the kids I watched. They would bring out a huge stack of books, and when I finished reading one they would beg me to read, “just one more.” We often spent the evening with the television off, reading story after story. My mother read to me a lot when I was little. She says that I had memorized at the age of three, because I had … [Read more...]

Writing The Perfect Children’s Book

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Writing children’s books might seem very easy, but it actually could turn out to be one of the hardest forms of writing. Some people have a natural flair to think of and write stories, novels and educative books, which will suit and entertain children. But for some people it could take a lot of effort. Before you write your books you need to take two factors into … [Read more...]

Children’s Book Publishing Tips Your Agent May Not Tell You

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Being an aspiring writer is one thing, but what if you’re trying to break into the children’s book industry? Where are you supposed to get the inside scoop on what it really takes to publish a successful children’s book - aside from all the smoke and mirrors? Don’t Fall for a Scam Unfortunately, since the children’s book industry is so popular today, and so many … [Read more...]

5 Rules for Writing a Successful Children’s Book

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Many people think writing a children’s book is easy when that’s actually far from the truth. Even more people write their own delightful children’s story and submit it to publishers, only to be met with rejection after rejection. What gives? The truth is that while it may appear simple to write a children’s book, there are five important rules to consider to make sure that … [Read more...]

4 Tips to Promote a Children’s Book

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If you’ve written a children’s book, you might already know that promoting and securing media attention for this genre can be tough. The competition is high making it difficult to stand out from your peers and their projects. However, just because the children’s genre is difficult to tap into, doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Every story has its target markets; you just need to … [Read more...]

How to Write a Children’s Book Based on Your Personal Struggles

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Suppose you've just gone through a divorce and lost custody of your kids. Or a loved one has recently died of cancer. Or you struggled in school as a child because you have dyslexia. Many writers turn difficult periods in their lives into books for children, hoping to help young readers through similar painful experiences. Here are some tips to keep in mind when creating and … [Read more...]

Authors of Children’s Books Will Love New iPhone App

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As a book publicist I am always on the lookout for new tools and technology to reach consumers and convince them to purchase my client’s books. During the past decade, the most important tool has been the Internet, especially email, online search (like Google and Yahoo), and social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. During the past couple of years, it has become very clear … [Read more...]

Tips for Writing Children’s Books: How to Incorporate “The Slow Reveal”

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Eighteen months ago, I took up karate. It's a great workout, but the biggest reason I train is I want to be a formidable senior citizen. If someone tries to nab my purse or deny my senior discount at Denny's, I'll be able to answer with a nasty roundhouse kick to the solar plexus. By laying the foundation now, I'll be a badass when I'm 70. But the neatest thing about taking … [Read more...]

What If You Have Stage Fright?

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If you are nervous about speaking in public, you are not alone - lots of people HATE to stand up and speak in front of a group of people, especially strangers. In some surveys, people have indicated that they would rather get cancer than speak in public! If you are worried about public speaking, start small. Offer to pay a free visit to one classroom. Notice what the kids … [Read more...]