Let's Make Kids' Books - Children's Book Publishing Show
By Beau Blackwell - Children's Author and Self-Publishing Coach
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Want to succeed as a children’s book author in today’s publishing world? Then the Let’s Make Kids’ Books podcast is for you! Featuring Beau Blackwell, author of 4 bestselling self-published picture books, and a collection of incredible guests from every corner of the publishing world, Let’s Make Kids’ Books gives you the information, support, and inspiration you need to write, create, publish, and sell your books. The publishing world has radically changed in the past few years, and this show helps you take advantage of the latest trends and tips so you can have a successful writing career. Covering everything from the writing process to working with illustrators to book marketing and promotion, Let’s Make Kids’ Books will help you get your writing career off to a great start or take your book sales to the next level! Get more great advice and resources at letsmakekidsbooks.com.
||Episode 14: Can You Really Make Money With Children’s Books?||This episode comes from questions I got from several members of my course and Facebook group– is it really possible to make money as a self-published children’s author? Is the income consistent? How much are we talking here? All good questions,||9/15/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 13: Pricing Your Children’s Book for Maximum Profits||In this episode, I talk about a topic that trips up many self-published children’s authors: how to price your book so it actually sells. But beyond just selling, it’s important that you actually make some money from your books so you can keep creati||10/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 12: Is Self-Publishing a Children’s Book Right For You?||On this week’s episode, I cover a question that many aspiring children’s authors ask themselves: is self-publishing the right choice for me? As you’ve probably gathered by now, I’m a big advocate of self-publishing,||9/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 11: Why Bother with Free Book Promotions?||On this solo episode of the podcast, I’m tackling a topic that’s a little controversial in the indie children’s book world. You may have heard other self-published authors talk about giving away copies of their book for free and wondered,||9/9/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 10: Lynelle Woolley on Creating a Popular Series||My guest on the podcast this week is Lynelle Woolley, self-published children’s author of the fantastic series Flower Girl World. I reached out to Lynelle after running across her books in the Kindle store and being extremely impressed with how attrac||8/1/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 9: Author Catherine Driscoll “Talks Turkey”||My guest this week is Catherine Driscoll, self-published author of the hit book “The Town Turkey.” Catherine wrote it based on a funny event that happened in her town, and ended up turning the idea into a very successful first book!||7/10/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||4 Simple Tricks for Getting Book Reviews Fast||Author’s Note: Although I wrote this article for children’s authors, and there are a few things that are unique to children’s books, these methods work for any author in any genre who needs to get more reviews!||6/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 7: Carol Ekster, Former Teacher Turned Children’s Author||This week my guest is Carol Ekster, who taught children for 35 years before retiring in 2009 and devoting herself full-time to writing children’s books. She has written around 50(!) books so far, and has 3 books published through traditional publishin||6/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 6: Rosemary Rivera & Mario Menjivar – A Husband & Wife Self-Publishing Team||I’m back with a fun new episode for you this week. I recently interviewed a really fun couple named Rosemary Rivera & Mario Menjivar, who are a husband and wife team who create and self-publish children’s books!||6/11/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 5: Exciting Trends and News in Children’s Publishing||For this episode I did a quick little solo update about some interesting info I ran across this week in the world of children’s publishing. Listen to the episode, or you can read through my notes below, which cover most of what I talked about on the s||5/22/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 4: Tara Lazar, Children’s Book Blogger & Author of The Monstore||In this episode of the Let’s Make Kids’ Books podcast, I’m joined by the talented and funny Tara Lazar, who blogs at TaraLazar.com about writing children’s books and shares a ton of great info from the traditional publishing side of the business||5/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 3: How to Publish Print Books with Amazon CreateSpace||It’s the dream of every children’s author to see their book in print and actually hold a copy in their hands. I can’t tell you how exciting and satisfying it was for me when I got the first printed copy of one of my books in the mail and showed it||5/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Episode 2: Bolaji O of Brave Little Heroes||This episode of the Let’s Make Kids’ Books podcast features the brilliant and entertaining children’s author Bolaji O, who writes a series of great fantasy adventure books for kids called Brave Little Heroes.||5/6/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||Introducing the Let’s Make Kids’ Books Podcast!||Today I’m really proud and excited to introduce you to my new Let’s Make Kids’ Books podcast. I’ve been podcasting for years, and knew when I started this site that I wanted to create a podcast on the topic of writing, publishing,||5/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Great inspiration for aspiring kids' book authors!
Extremely informative podcast for listeners like me who are looking for both inspiration and practical information. Equally good when the host is working solo, describing a particular publishing process, or when interviewing other authors. Hope there are more episodes to come very soon!
Awesome How to podcast
I've been wanting to make kids books since my college lit classes, years ago. Beau is an excellent host, and very generous with his know how. I have not missed a single podcast. Can't wait to publish my own work. Keep it up !!
These pod casts are awesome! So much information for the new author, who wants to publish their books! I will be listening over and over, because there is so much information. Thanks Beau Blackwell for putting these podcasts out there for people like me!
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