Take your children’s book from words on a page to a completed project by learning the basics of self-publishing a children’s book. From how to find an illustrator, to working with a printer, and even navigating the confusing world of book layout, you’ll get the ABCs from a seasoned children’s book author and publisher who has self-published several successful children’s books. Finally you have all the information you need in one book to get started on your own children’s book publishing adventure.

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Components of a Good Story

Word Level Resources

Rhyming Graphs

Here is a page from my rhyming graphs (for Land of I AM)

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The yellow columns represent the stresses (or rhythm) in my rhymes.

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The page size is 14″ x 8.5″

Book Layout

My Initial Layout Samples

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The final layout initial spreads from Toby

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The Copyright Page

Here is the copyright page from Land of AND.
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Independent Book Publishers Association Industry Standards Checklist for a Professionally Published Book

Working With an Illustrator

Publishing Your Book

The Memoir Midwife – Stacy Dymalski

I highly recommend this book to help you with
the specifics of publishing.

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And if you need help with writing your story, visit Stacy’s site:

Printing Options and Issues

Traditional Printers

Signature Book Printing
A US based printer, my favorite.

A good option if you need to print in China
due to costs.

Marketing Your Book