Wowza–it’s been quite a year, hasn’t it? And if you’re like just about every other person on this planet, you are feeling a bit overwhelmed and distracted because there is… Read More »Are You Feeling Creative? (Insert hysterical laughter here).
For those who are excited about promoting books by diverse authors and covering diverse topics, Multicultural Children’s Book Day (MCBD) (#ReadYourWorld) is an event you do not want to miss.… Read More »It’s Multicultural Children’s Book Day!
Personally, for years I didn’t understand the appeal of Twitter for authors at all. Number one, in the beginning, you only had 140 characters. Why even bother? Occasionally, I would… Read More »How Children’s Authors Should Use Twitter
If you are on Twitter, I’m sure you’ve seen them. The breathless announcement of a book deal, followed by a screenshot of the announcement in Publishers Marketplace. (A rather plain… Read More »Your guide to the secret language of publishing deals
An interesting side development emerged out of the upheaval from the Black Lives Matter protests. People also ramped up efforts to challenge institutional racism in all aspects of society, including… Read More »What Publishers Actually Pay Children’s Authors
Did you ever have to sell Girl Scout Cookies? Or maybe you participated in a fundraiser for your school, and went door-to-door selling candy bars that tasted like chalk, or… Read More »How to Market Your Children’s Book if You Hate Sales
Do you know how many social media platforms exist? Probably more than you realize. An article by Influencer Marketing Hub, a marketing and advertising resource company, listed over 50 different… Read More »How to Effectively Use Social Media as a Children’s Author
My friend, a fellow writer, was getting her driver’s license renewed. The person processing her application asked her what line of work she was in. “I write children’s books,” she… Read More »The Honest Truth About How Much Money Children’s Authors Make