It’s called writing for the educational market. This is a market where thousands of books are published each year, largely for the school and library market.
Writing for the educational market means publishers come to you, in search of writers they PAY to create books for children that they traditionally publish.
Yep, that’s right.
These publishers are seeking writers for children’s books–that will be traditionally published, distributed to schools and libraries around the world, with your name listed as the author.
Hundreds of writers have gotten their first published books this way–including me–but still many people don’t know about it!
When I first started out trying to write for children, I felt pretty lost.
I wished there was a way I could learn to write for children where:
– it was clear what and how I should write,
– I could get good, constructive feedback,
– I would end with a completed book.
And if I could get paid for my efforts, even better.
Here was a way to get hired to write a book, be given clear guidelines about what to write, work with an editor, and be listed as the author of the final, published book. Oh, and also get paid for your work!
Here’s what else is amazing.
– Having to do months and years of preparation,
– Suffering through rejection by agents and editors,
– Needing to do any marketing and promotion that must be done once a book is published.
Understanding the educational market
By the end of this first module, you’ll have a clear understanding of the world of publishing and how the educational market provides a unique opportunity to new children’s writers.
Studying publishers and understanding the market
In this module, you’ll learn how to become an expert in what educational books are, who the publishers are, and how to find them, so you can get hired to write your first book.
How to get the first assignment
You want to quickly get your first book assignment so you can become a published author sooner rather than later. You’ll learn the right way to approach publishers as well as some hidden paths to success.
Acing your first assignment
You’ve been asked to write a book! Congratulations! Now learn some tried and true insider strategies for getting the job done–and getting invited to write more books again and again.
Hi, I’m Carol
For years, I dreamed of writing a children’s book.
But I didn’t.
I didn’t because I didn’t really see myself as the kind of person who could actually be a published author.
But the discomfort of not trying finally became greater than the fear of failing–and I took steps toward making my dream come true.
Now I am a multi-published author with both the trade and educational books. Writing educational books allowed me to realize my dream–and so much more.
Now I want to help people like you who share the same dream — so you can become the kind of person who becomes a published author too.