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Getting Started on Your Children’s Book

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Children’s books are so enchanting! Many of us remember the most iconic ones from our childhood — Winnie-the-Pooh, Charlotte’s Web, Goodnight Moon. You may have an idea that’s just as great as these classics, but how do you get started with self-publishing children’s books? Izzard Ink is here to help. We have been in the business of helping nascent authors self-publish books for seven years. In that time, we have been an integral part of many success stories. Whether you want to self-publish a children’s picture book or a novel for young adults, we can guide you through the process.

Self-Publishing a Children’s Book: The Beginning

To get started, take a look at some of the basic advice we give on our web page, A Step-by-Step Process to Publishing a Children’s Book. Then give us a call to make an appointment to come in and talk to us.While the internet can be a fabulous wellspring of advice, a YouTube video for children’s book self-publishing isn’t quite as useful as one for fixing a leaky faucet. To successfully self-publish a book, you need individual advice and attention. At Izzard Ink, we sit down with our authors to go over all the details of self-publishing a children’s book, including honing your idea and targeting your market, creating an outlineand setting plan in motion for writing. Once your first draft is done, we help you choose a staff of editors and designers to work with to get your book into the best shape possible before self-publishing.

Why Self-Publishing is a Smart Choice

It’s no secret that getting a big publishing house to buy your book is difficult. These publishers, like movie makers, want a sure thing, because they want to make a lot ofmoney. They don’t want to take a chance on something new and different, which is why we tend to see the same types of books for sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Further, although the numbers are slowly rising for children’s books written by and about people of color, they are still low. If you have an unusual idea, if your book is not about white children or if you don’t have connections in the publishing world, self-publishing your children’s book might be the best and fastest way for the world to see it.

The Izzard Ink Difference

Here at Izzard Ink, we don’t just help you self-publish a children’s book; we help you sell it too. We have strong distribution and marketing departments that get your book on websites and shelves across the country. Do you have a great idea for a children’s book? Give us a call at (415) 889-6100or fill out the contact us form, and get started today!

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