Ready to Publish Your Children’s Book?
There are 3 different types of publishers to choose from. Get the publishing roadmap to know which option will work best for you!
There are 3 ways to publish your children’s book:
Some people wish they were born in a different generation, but not me! This is the BEST time to be a writer, because we have options.
You no longer have to wait months and months, sifting through rejection letter after rejection letter, only to “one day” get published if you don’t want to. Instead, you can choose from one of the other options.
1 – You can publish it yourself.
Self-publishing has grown in popularity a TON in the past few years. And it’s never been easier. You don’t even need to have hundreds, or thousands, of copies on hand either. There are POD distributors that will print your book on demand.
To get started, you’ll need a final draft and will want to look for an illustrator. That will help you set a timeline before you start to consider printing options.
2 – You can use a publisher.
This is known as “traditional” publishing, because it’s how children’s books have always been published. If you’d like help with distribution, finding an illustrator, and to have help from someone who’s created lots and lots of books before, this is a great option! (And yes, traditional publishers work with new writers all the time.)
To do this, you’ll need to start with a strong query letter, research a list of potential publishers or agents to query, and have lots of patience.
3 – You can do a combination of the two.
This is known as “hybrid” publishing. If you have a good publisher, it will take the benefits of self-publishing and traditional, and combine them. You’ll get the freedom and higher ROI as you would when you self-publish, but you’ll get the distribution and help creating a book that you’d get with a traditional publisher.
If you want a good hybrid publisher, (and one that helps you with your marketing!), I recommend you check out BiblioKid Publishing. It’s the best hybrid publisher for children’s book publishing I’ve found.
If you’re reading these points and thinking, “that’s great, but I’m not sure where to start”, let me help you! Sign-up to understand your options in better detail and what to do first. 👇