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When Self-Publishing Is Just Screaming Into The Void - Chuck Wendig

When Self-Publishing Is Just Screaming Into The Void - Chuck Wendig | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
Self-publishing is… gasp, not the same thing as writing. This fellow took his unpublished work, hit the publish button, and then leaned back and waited for the trap-door to open above his head and spill a fluttering rain of sweet ...
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Faith, the Ugly Dog (The Adventures of Buzzardillopossum)

Faith, the Ugly Dog (The Adventures of Buzzardillopossum) | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
“Faith, the Ugly Dog” is a heartfelt and inspiring tale of the imagination that will teach children, and remind adults, that what an individual looks like on
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The children's book, "Faith, the Ugly Dog" (The Adventures of Buzzardillopossum) is published and available for purchase at Amazon.com.

 

Author, Kelly Davis Beckley, will donate 10%  of sales to Seattle Children's Hospital and 10% to The Humane Society of the United States.

 

Purchase your copy today in time for the holidays!

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Publisher Revenues Down As Ebook Buying Slows - TechCrunch

Publisher Revenues Down As Ebook Buying Slows - TechCrunch | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
Publishing conglomerates Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster are facing tough times this quarter as ebook sales fell and total profit dropped 5.6%..
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Children's author shares top 10 picture books for kids - azcentral.com

Children's author shares top 10 picture books for kids - azcentral.com | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
'Blue on Blue" author Dianne White of Gilbert discusses her favorite picture books and raising readers.
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Red House children's book award 2015 winner announced - The Guardian

Red House children's book award 2015 winner announced - The Guardian | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
The children’s votes are in and the Red House children’s book award 2015 winners have been decided!
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The 6 Steps to Successful Self-Publishing PDF | The Editor's Desk

The 6 Steps to Successful Self-Publishing PDF | The Editor's Desk | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
Want to self-publish? Not sure how to begin? Get "The Six Steps to Successful Self-Publishing" pdf FREE from The Editor's Desk!
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FREE stuff is always good!

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What's the Best Print service for Indie Authors? | Advice for Authors Who Self-Publish

What's the Best Print service for Indie Authors? | Advice for Authors Who Self-Publish | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
Excellent detailed analysis of the pros and cons of using Ingram Spark and CreateSpace to self-publish print books by ALLi Watchdog Giacomo Giammatteo
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So You Want to Be a Famous Self-Published Author? - Huffington Post

So You Want to Be a Famous Self-Published Author? - Huffington Post | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
So you decide to do it yourself, go the Amazon way, make it on your own. You can now take your manuscript and convert it to a book with your name on the cover without having to rely on a traditional publisher....
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Takes a lot of work! Trust me. ;)

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How I Learned from my Self-publishing mistakes | Self-Publishing Advice

How I Learned from my Self-publishing mistakes | Self-Publishing Advice | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
US fantasy novelist Samantha Warren shares the benefit of her long experience of self-publishing vampire stories, including learning from her own mistakes
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How Self-Publishing Services Blossomed in 2014 | Mediashift | PBS

How Self-Publishing Services Blossomed in 2014 | Mediashift | PBS | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
In 2014 it seems that both publishers and authors accepted the fact that self-publishing and traditional publishing are not mutually exclusive. Non-delusional authors sell books and build...
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Publishing Sales Execs Consider the Future of Book Pricing

Publishing Sales Execs Consider the Future of Book Pricing | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
A trio of international publishing sales executives reflect on the different attitudes toward book pricing across the world, wondering what the future holds.
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Author to raise money for Hospice with children's book - Isle of Man Today

Author to raise money for Hospice with children's book - Isle of Man Today | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
A local author has written a book of children’s stories to raise money for island’s children’s hospice.
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Awesome. I am doing the same to raise money for Seattle Children's Hospital and The Humane Society of the United States. Important to give back.

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Gifting Books? Expert Tips from a Children's Book Author

Gifting Books?  Expert Tips from a Children's Book Author | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
On HBO's Newsroom this week, a character played by BJ Novak says, "Books are the new art. They look nice, but we don't need them." In some ways, he's right.
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Children's Book Reviews | #ReadKidsLit

Lesley's ReadKidsLit video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7aMmxfIL2Vk Feel free to purchase these books from The Book Depository using my affiliate link so I can use the proceeds to buy...
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How do I get involved in the Guardian children's books site?

How do I get involved in the Guardian children's books site? | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
This site belongs to young readers and there are lots of ways to join in and be part of the community – here's how
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Your 16-Point Content Publishing Checklist | Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy

Your 16-Point Content Publishing Checklist | Convince and Convert: Social Media Strategy and Content Marketing Strategy | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
Preparing blog content for posting can involve a dizzying number of moving parts. Review this 16-point checklist before you hit "Publish."
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Pharrell Williams is writing a children's book. You'll never guess what it's ... - Washington Post (blog)

Pharrell Williams is writing a children's book. You'll never guess what it's ... - Washington Post (blog) | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
And you thought you were going to go a little while without having "Happy" stuck in your head.
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Kind of irritates me that every celebrity automatically gets a publishing contract for their children's books, whether they are good or not. While the rest of us are forced to self-publish our awesome books! Sigh.

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Self-Publishing Changed Everything: PW Talks with Libby Fischer Hellmann - Publishers Weekly

Self-Publishing Changed Everything: PW Talks with Libby Fischer Hellmann - Publishers Weekly | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
Hellmann: I am running a small business now, and I am very much aware of the bottom line. Most of my profit goes back into the business with additional marketing and promotion.
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In Defense of Self-Publishing - PBS MediaShift

In Defense of Self-Publishing - PBS MediaShift | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
There are so many op-eds these days on when or if to self-publish, and even more so, features (albeit they’re dwindling) on how inferior self-published works are -- just by the very fact they are self-published.
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6 Trend-Savvy Book Publishing Strategies - Huffington Post

6 Trend-Savvy Book Publishing Strategies - Huffington Post | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
Publishing has undergone an enormous change--and the savvy author will take advantage of this huge transformation of the industry. Here's what's changed and your savvy strategies to benefit....
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Kent author releases new children's book - Kent Reporter

Kent author releases new children's book - Kent Reporter | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
Kelly Davis Beckley announced that her debut children's book,
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Always grateful to the Kent Reporter for sharing my book news!

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Self-publishing boom lifts sales by 79% in a year

Self-publishing boom lifts sales by 79% in a year | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
Kindle and Ebooks ... Self-publishing boom lifts sales by 79% in one year. #writingtips #writingbiz www.OneMorePress.com
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Hi! Can We Talk About Self-Publishing?

Hi! Can We Talk About Self-Publishing? | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
Hello, friend!

Do you have a minute to talk about self-publishing?

No, don't go! I'm not asking because I want you to buy one of my books. Unless... you want to buy one of my books?

Hahaha kidding!
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Eleven Digital Publishing Trends for 2015 | Digital Book World

Eleven Digital Publishing Trends for 2015 | Digital Book World | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
Trends for digital publishers to watch heading into next year, Digital Book World 2015 Conference Chair Mike Shatzkin precaps the event and more news.
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2015 New York Book Festival Call for Entries - Authorlink

2015 New York Book Festival Call for Entries
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The 2015 New York Book Festival will consider published, self-published and independent publisher non-fiction, fiction, children's books, young adult, how-to, poetry, wild card (anything goes!
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I just entered my children's book, "Faith, the Ugly Dog" (The Adventures of Buzzardillopossum). Wish me luck!

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Self-Publishing and the DIY Doom - Huffington Post

Self-Publishing and the DIY Doom - Huffington Post | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
Publishing a book is a wild tangle of creative, legal and business decisions. Many things are ideal to DIY; heart surgery, nuclear fusion and self-publishing are not among them....
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