Thursday, September 19th, 2019

The ONLY Guide to Self-Publishing You’ll Ever Need

When I decided to independently publish my book Raising Bookworms: Getting Kids Reading for Pleasure and Empowerment in 2008, I read everything I could get my hands on about self-publishing. I ordered Peter Bowerman’s The Well-Fed Self-Publisher mostly because I loved the title – but it turned out to be the only resource I truly […]

Shout-Outs, Giveaways and Reciprocity

One of the things I love best about being a member of the children’s lit industry is the spirit of community with which we support one another. Unlike many other businesses, almost everyone who writes, illustrates, edits, publishes, markets, sells or otherwise works with children’s books puts their love of kids and reading first. This […]


Question: How can you turn one book into multiple sources of income, and continue to promote the original book at the same time? Answer: Re-purpose it! Re-purposing means converting the content from your book(s) into as many other formats as you can. Could your book make an audio book? An E-book? A web game?  Is […]

Raising Bookworms

“How can I get my child to turn off the Gameboy (TV, computer etc.) and pick up a book?!” This is the question that Emma Walton Hamilton, the best-selling children’s book author, educator, and Editorial Director of the Julie Andrews Collection publishing imprint, hears the most often. Whether on a book tour with her mother […]