Dr. Mira Reisberg has helped MANY authors and illustrators get published. She has also worked as a literary agent and witnessed how difficult it can be for new people to get a foot in the door and how more and more people are turning to self-publishing, but few are doing it well. She and Jed Alexander teamed up to create this course to show others how to successfully fund, self-publish, market and distribute their work.
Mira holds a PhD in Education and Cultural Studies with a focus on children’s literature. She is also an award-winning children’s book illustrator and writer.
We live in an era of Internet sharing and caring where people are finding new ways of taking advantage of pretty extraordinary technologies. With the help of these technologies, crowdfunding has become a popular choice for both new and long established authors to self-publish their dream projects with little or no financial risk. While not everyone uses crowdfunding, people like Beatrix Potter, Charles Dickens, multi-published SCBWI co-founder Steve Mooser, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie author Laura Numeroff and many others have or are self-publishing.
You have the story, we have the knowledge to help you get that story out into the world as a well-written, (and beautifully illustrated – if it’s a picture book) book.
Here’s just a fraction of what you’ll be learning as we walk you through this Instant Access time flexible course:
How to create a top quality book
The Pros and Cons of Self-Publishing or becoming an Indie Publisher or e-Publisher
How to successfully crowdsource the funding for your book so it costs you little or nothing while building your following
Make promotional videos
Find Niche Markets
Get your books into libraries, schools, bookstores, B&N, Kindle, Nook, and Amazon
Set up and do really fun School Visits
Must know essentials for working with an Editor, Designer, and or Illustrator
How to set your book up to print and who the best printers are
Work with low to no cost Print on Demand
Start your own indie press
Children’s book design basics
Must know essentials for preparing your book for publication
Get an ISBN number
Marketing and promotional essentials
Build Your Author and or Illustrator Platform
Worried about money? We have payment plans!!! And for only $197 using the ILOVEKidLit Promo code, – this is a steal!
Jed Alexander has an extensive 10 year history in editorial illustration doing work for publications like LA Weekly and The Sacramento News and Review, as well as children’s publishing in venues like Nickelodeon Magazine, and Cricket Magazine as an author and illustrator. He is currently represented by Abigail Samoun at Red Fox Literary.
In 2013 Jed’s successful Kickstarter campaign for (Mostly) Wordless was chosen by Kickstarter as Project of the Day, featured as a project example on their iPhone app, and was listed by Kickspy as one of the most backed children’s book projects in Kickstarter history to the point that he was able to add lots of additional features with the additional money raised. Jed also received rave reviews for the book, which was then picked up and distributed by a traditional publisher. Jed is now working on his first traditionally contracted and published book.