San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
How To Write &
Get Your Children's Books Published
Do you have a Harry Potter, Captain Underpants, or Peter Pan inside just waiting to burst out of you and onto the page?
Do you think of new adventures for Dora, Ben 10, or Sponge Bob?
Do you tell your kids (or grandkids) stories that you think would have broad appeal?
Whether you want to publish a picture book for toddlers, and adventure for first graders, or a thriller for tweens, writing a book for children is the dream of many authors. In fact, publishers receive more queries for children's books than any other type of title.
But while writing a children's book is a dream, many people don't know where to start, what formats are expected and accepted, and how to get their book either published or self published and into the hands of readers.
This class is designed as a step-by-step guide to successfully writing, publishing, and self publishing books for children and includes:
- Identifying your Genre
- Identifying Your Age Range
- Reader Established Expectations
- Understanding Industry Standards
- Writing Formats For Your Genre
- Smart Writing Tips
- Should I Rhyme?
- Editing and Style
- Finding Artists and Settling on an Art Style
- Cover Art, Graphics, and Fonts
- Acceptable Topics Based on Age
- Publishing Basics
- Self Publishing Basics
- Preparing Children's Books for Publication
- ISBN's, Copyrighting, & Legal Protections
- Understanding the Financials of Publishing and Self Publishing
- Hardcover & Paperback Distribution
- EBook Distribution
- Book Shelf Real Estate & Getting Your Book Into Book Stores
- Building a Brand & Promoting Your Book
- Using Your Self Published Book to Court Literary Agents and Traditional Publishers
- Planning Your Next Book
Classes are small and include one-on-one time to discuss your work.
The How to Write & Get Your Children's Books Published is a single session three hour class.
If you have questions about any of our classes or want to pay be credit card over the phone as opposed to through eventbrite and paypal, please call: 1-212-203-0363
When & Where
Hi, My name is Alexandrea Merrell and I am the founder of Orndee Omnimedia. Orndee Omnimedia is a public relations and brand management firm here in NYC, specializing in “unique” personalities, particularly in entertainment, politics, in the arts, and authors and small publishing houses.
We decided to launch Success School, of which this class is a part, simply because so many people who wanted to be published authors or who were already self publishing, or who wanted to break into entertainment or politics, contacted us about helping to launch their career. Many of these people however didn’t have the financial resources to hire a full service firm and were frankly not far enough along for a public relations firm to be a really effective expenditure, even if they did have the financial means to do so.
Over and over, what we found was that people had great concepts, great stories, great points of view, great voices, or great presence, but they didn’t understand the industry and so they were getting frustrated and either quitting or were falling victim to scams OR were using their limited budgets in all the wrong ways and not getting a good return on their investment, not getting themselves, or their art or books out to the public in an effective way and simply not getting the publicity that they expected.
Now you might wonder why a PR firm is telling you how to get your foot in the door and handle your own branding and publicity. If you understand how the industry works, you can make more effective choices. And when you make those effective choices and become financially successful, you can hire a firm like Orndee Omnimedia to expand your brand through television appearances, speaking events, radio, print media, openings, film and television adaptations, product launches, etc and that is my motivation.
We are passionate about unique, provocative people; I am excited about changes in technology that allow more and more people to share their information, their vision, their talents, and their imagination. I know that by sharing this information with you, you can start building success. And when you do that, when you reach the level where you need help in promotion on a national and international level, I believe that you will come back to Orndee.