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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 This fellow took his unpublished work, hit the publish button, and then leaned back and waited for the trap-door to open above his head and spill a fluttering rain of sweet ...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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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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Amazon, Hachette End Publishing Dispute -- Update - Nasdaq

Amazon, Hachette End Publishing Dispute -- Update - Nasdaq | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
By Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg Amazon.com Inc. reached a new multiyear publishing contract with Hachette Book Group covering print and digital books, endi
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Self Publishing on Amazon | Kindle Me This

Self Publishing on Amazon | Kindle Me This | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
Self publishing is the fastest way to get a book on the market and, after having been publishing on Amazon’s Kindle platform for over a year, I feel it is also
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Book | Award-Winning Books Tip: Newbery Medalists (Children's books)

Book | Award-Winning Books Tip: Newbery Medalists (Children's books) | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
"Newbery Medalists (Children's books)" is one of the many Book tips at LifeTips. Find related Book advice in the "Award-Winning Books" category.
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11 Bestsellers That Started Out As Self-Published Books

11 Bestsellers That Started Out As Self-Published Books | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
You write, you re-write, you edit, you tweak and when it's perfect, you submit. And then you get rejected. Many times, maybe by a person who didn't even read it. Rejection is painful because it instantly devalues your creation....
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Lucky folks. ;)

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Ten Things to Consider Before Self-Publishing a Children's Book

Ten Things to Consider Before Self-Publishing a Children's Book | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
I shared what I learned on my website, and I watched several indie YA and Adult authors shoot onto the bestseller lists, namely Rebecca Donovan and Rachel Abbott, whom I had the pleasure of interviewing early in their careers.
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Children's Book Awards - The Randolph Caldecott Medal - HamletHub

Children's Book Awards - The Randolph Caldecott Medal - HamletHub | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
Children's Book Awards - The Randolph Caldecott Medal
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The Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC), a division of the American Library Association, recognizes the preceding year's notable books for children with annual awards.
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How to fund self-publishing your book? How much do you need to self-publish your book?

How to fund self-publishing your book? How much do you need to self-publish your book? | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
How to fund self-publishing your book? How much do you need to self-publish your book?
3 weeks ago, we published a post titled Need an advance for your book? Get your future readers to fund you!
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Crowdfunding works. I am grateful to my supporters who helped me fund my Kickstarter campaign to publish my first children's book "Faith, the Ugly Dog" (The Adventures of Buzzardillopossum).

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The Wildest Children's Books of 2014 - 100 Scope Notes

The Wildest Children's Books of 2014 - 100 Scope Notes | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
The amount of cleverness in children's literature never ceases to amaze me. While some decry the sameness of picture books, I believe that there are plenty of bold and unique books coming out, once you start looking around ...
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Self-publishing surging to 31% of ebook market, claims report - The Guardian

Self-publishing surging to 31% of ebook market, claims report - The Guardian | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
The Guardian Self-publishing surging to 31% of ebook market, claims report The Guardian A new report claims that self-published authors have surged to 31% of ebook sales on Amazon.com, and are now earning more ebook royalties than writers published...
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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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5 Top Tips for Live Author Events | Self-Publishing Advice

5 Top Tips for Live Author Events | Self-Publishing Advice | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
Five useful tips to help self-published authors gain the most benefit from any live author event, including book launches and talks, by Mick Rooney of TIPM
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The On-Sale Calendar: January 2015 Children's Books - Publishers Weekly

The On-Sale Calendar: January 2015 Children's Books - Publishers Weekly | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
News about new and upcoming books, book category features, galleys to grab, on-sale calendars
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18 Self-Publishing Questions and Answers — The Book Designer

18 Self-Publishing Questions and Answers — The Book Designer | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
18 Self-Publishing Questions and Answers about ISBN, copyright, print on demand, ebooks, book distribution, blogging, book marketing
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10 Reasons Self Published Authors Will Capture 50 Percent of the Ebook Market by 2020

10 Reasons Self Published Authors Will Capture 50 Percent of the Ebook Market by 2020 | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
The 10 trends above underlie my prediction that indie ebook authors will capture at least 50 percent of the U.S. ebook market in next seven years. Go ahead, call me crazy or delusional. I don't mind....
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Children's Book Author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne Announces 'Tails Of Sweetbrier' Is Finalist In CLIPPA Awards

Children's Book Author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne Announces 'Tails Of Sweetbrier' Is Finalist In CLIPPA Awards | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
Children's book author Deanie Humphrys-Dunne has announced the 'Tails of Sweetbrier' is one of five finalists in the CLIPPA Awards in the 3rd - 4th Grade category. ‘Tails of Sweetbrier’ is a true st...
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Written Words: Book promotion steps to take before you publish

Written Words: Book promotion steps to take before you publish | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
Steps to take before publishing to promote your new book, by author/intntl hockey coach @DavidSmalltweet http://t.co/726weO8LFw
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15 Questions You Should Always Ask Your Editor Before Hiring Them | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing

15 Questions You Should Always Ask Your Editor Before Hiring Them | Wise Ink's Blog for Indie Authors about Self-Publishing | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
15 Questions You Should Always Ask Your Editor Before Hiring Them http://t.co/C60hYBsO54 via @Wiseink
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The best children's books for this summer: Outstanding tall stories for short ... - The Independent

The best children's books for this summer: Outstanding tall stories for short ... - The Independent | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
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The best children's books for this summer: Outstanding tall stories for short ...
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This is a happy book" trumpets the title page of Clara Vulliamy's I ♥ Holidays (Harpercollins, £6.99 paperback), and indeed it is.
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Kindle Unlimited earmarks $800k extra for self-publishers - SlashGear

Kindle Unlimited earmarks $800k extra for self-publishers - SlashGear | My Journey to Publish my Children's Book | Scoop.it
SlashGear Kindle Unlimited earmarks $800k extra for self-publishers SlashGear Amazon will increase its fund for self-publishers agreeing to loan their ebooks by $800,000 this month, the retailer has confirmed, predicting an uptick in downloads with...
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