Authors of Children's Books Group

  • November 13, 2013 · 12:00 PM
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For those seriously interested in getting their children's book published.  We will discuss and share how to get published, how to self publish, how to promote your book(s), how to find illustrators and all those things that go along with becoming a successful children's book author.

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  • Catherine P.

    Below is qinformation on two marketing sites that offer very -cool free services to launch books. I'll use story cartel in the coming weeks to launch my second book; plan to use rafflecopter soon, too.

    Happy marketing!­
    Site Runs giveaways and can distribute prizes. Running a 50% -off special for writers atil 26 March.

    "As a thank you for being part of Story Cartel, we're offering book launch tokens for 50 percent off for the first week of Story Cartel 2.0's launch. This offer will expire after March 26. If you'd like to purchase book launch tokens, you can get them through the link below.

    The good news is that you can buy these tokens now and launch your book whenever you feel like it. The better news is that there's no risk: if you don't get any reviews on your books, we'll refund your money."­
    Runs giveaways for writers...selects winners and facilitates prize distribution.

    March 20, 2014

  • Catherine P.

    Free seminar, Writing for Children, at Eva Perry and North Reg. Libraries:

    NOTE: Link and date given are for Apex; you'll need to search wcpl website to find the one at North. Cheers! Catherine

    Writing Children's Books: What the Pros Know
    Library Eva Perry Regional Library
    Category Author Event, Literature & Literacy
    Join local acclaimed authors as they talk about their successes and challenges in writing for young audiences.

    Rysa Walker, author of Timebound and 2013 Winner of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award — Grand Prize and Young Adult Fiction category will talk about writing Young Adult literature.

    Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 7 – 8pm

    Call the library or register online @:

    January 5, 2014

  • Lillian

    Topic today. Inspiration. Of course we will answer any questions you have but can you answer one for me. What do you do for inspiration. See you soon.

    Here is one I found recently. Its well known but I only just discovered it last week.

    November 13, 2013

    • Brian Scott S.

      Going to a nature center, a crafts fair, mountain saunters, anything where that interaction is experienced live.

      November 13, 2013

    • Lillian

      Hi Brian, Sorry we missed you. We do meet only during the day. We also have been meeting only every other month. I work from home and the evening is so busy with kids and activities that lunch time once every other month is actually easier to schedule than evening time. You are welcome to join the Google group and try to connect with people through that venue. Everyone writes different types of books so its best if you can tell us what you are working on or interested in and people can let you know if they are working on something similar and would like to work together in some form or facet. We don't do as much critique but we do work on marketing, cross promotion and general how to get out there as an artist.

      November 13, 2013

  • Lillian

    Hi Everyone,

    Great discussion today. Here is the link to the Google group. If you have ideas, venues or inspiration for the rest of the group please share. If you are not a member please send me a member request and I will add you. I just need your email address to do so.


    November 13, 2013

  • Daniel B.

    Thanks, Lillian, for doing this, though I must have missed the first post about it. Just found out about it five minutes ago. Am about 1/2 done with the Dr. Crankenfuss Humor Book for Guys.

    November 12, 2013

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