The Writer's Way | Publishing Picture Books

The Writer's Way | Publishing Picture Books

A podcast for children's writers! Join Laurie and her guests who have gone from thinking about writing books, to successfully self-publishing their books, in a lot less time than you'd think. These are the stories of writers JUST LIKE YOU who've been where you are and felt what you feel. Be empowered by the informational episodes that Laurie shares about how to write, edit, publish, and SELL your picture book!... Show More

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Be strategic during your social media time! Four tasks for children's authors to do daily to curate your feed, build and improve relationships, and grow a reader community. This is a repeat of last week's activities because you don't need anything new right now!

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Naibe is Mexican-American Multi-Emmy award-winning journalist based in Los Angeles California, a speaker, and an author. She and Laurie talk books, the need for representation in children's books, and of course, the coronavirus and how it's impacting her book business. 

Find Naibe on social media @contodopress, or on her website contodopress.com

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Here is ONE thing that you can do differently on your social media posts that will improve your audience engagement. Not to mention, you've spent this week paying it forward to others which in the end helps you out too! Doesn't it feel great to help?

Remember to join the FB group here! 

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You just want to focus on writing books for kids, but you know you need to market them too. 🤷Facebook is powerful because it's where everyone is! But it can quickly get to feel heavy in there. We often end up avoiding it because the negativity is TOO MUCH. Today you'll learn in just two easy steps how to curate your Facebook feed. You'll be surprised at the improvement after just a few days.

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Focusing on helping others, even a simple message, helps US too. 😊 We feel more grounded, and begin to focus on the things we can do, rather than the things we can't. Today is the second day in the activity ladder, and you have two types of people to focus on.  🗣 Let's see how it helps you!

Join the FB group here! 

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While typical 'buy my book' marketing feels out of touch during a pandemic, it's actually not a great strategy at ANY time, crisis or not. Strengthening relationships & growing connections are ALWAYS a great way to market your books, but especially now while the world is reeling. Here is a straightforward tip to get you started this week. 

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Are your kids suddenly at home with you, making any kind of work seem impossible? Jo Ebisujima is an author, educator and a maker of fun!  She understands how difficult it is to squeeze everything in, and she has an uncanny knack for showing you how to break things down into do-able bite-sized kaizen steps. With her no-BS attitude, she guides you to set up systems in your home so that everything runs more smoothly for you and your ...

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Are you ready to build (or improve) your reader community? The final piece of the puzzle is what we talk about today. When and how often should you share (an email or a post) with your community? And what can you do if you aren't able to do that every day?

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Once you've thought about where you want your community to grow, who you want there with you, and how you'll show up, it's time to think about what it is you want to share. There are LOADS of options, and I highly recommend narrowing it down to a few topics, for your sake.

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Let's plan, shall we? When you first start to build your community, who do you want there with you? What types of people - adults or kids? What types of adults? Nature lovers, parents, scientists? What will you share with them, there is so much to choose from! And, most importantly, how to do all of this WELL.

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All children’s authors should think about how they can incorporate community building into their marketing, or beef it up if it's already being done. NOW IS THE TIME. The world needs to feel connected, even though we are all alone, and you have the opportunity to nurture a community like never before!


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What should children's authors do now, as the world tilts sideways? Should we continue creating and selling our books, or is it the time to give up?  You likely know my take on the situation: it’s NOT the time to give up creating books for kids or to stop marketing. It’s the time to dig deep within ourselves, to continue bringing our work to the world, for children. It's also time to allow ourselves more grace. 

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March 17, 2020 17 min

How Bookbub Works - New Feature Deal  

Listen as Balachander Vijayakumar explains a new offering from Bookbub and how it went for him. 

Children's authors! If you don't have a clue what Bala is talking about, go back to part 1 or 3 in this series to understand what the Bookbub service can do for you. 

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How Does Bookbub Work For Children's Authors? with Andrea Kamenca

Author Andrea Kamenca joins Laurie on The Writer's Way to talk about her vast Bookbub experience! 

How DOES it all work, anyway?  

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Find Laurie at lauriewrightauthor.com!

FREE TRAINING. 👉Have you been thinking of writing a picture book but you're not sure if your idea is good or not?  Let me be your guide! I have a free online course you can take ...

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Bookbub Review (and How to!) for Children's Authors! [Podcast Audio 2020]

Free and discounted ebooks are great promotional tools for children's authors, but only if our readers know about them! 

Tune in for background info and insight about BookBub promotions. Listen to an overview of what they are as well as for the motivation to keep trying!

Understand why Bookbub promos are in such high demand, in this intro to a 3 part s...

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February 26, 2020 16 min

Publishing Stem Books For Kids with Tiffani Teachey!

She is a part-time author and a fulltime engineer. As an engineer with more than fifteen years of experience, Tiffani has a passion for inspiring the next generation to engage in STEM careers.

She values being able to give back and enjoys speaking to kids about her book - What Can I Be? STEM Careers from A to Z.

Connect with Tiffani!
Facebook: TiffaniTeachey
Instagram: TiffaniTeachey
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February 19, 2020 21 min

Today I got to chat with Mary Nhin. She is a fabulously multitalented woman with multiple businesses, books, and more on the go! She's on a mission to help others think more freely, work more passionately, and live more purposefully.

Connect with Mary!
Facebook: Marynhin
Instagram: Marynhin
Find her books on Amazon
Find her tips on Patreon!

Aspiring children's authors - start here! An ultimate Q&A guide to self-publishing, j...

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From Creating Movies To Writing Children's Books, this power couple is making things happen.

Sarah & Rew Jones are a wife/husband duo with a background in filmmaking. They are incredibly creative and do it all together while raising five kids.

You're going to be amazed at everything they do! 

Connect with Sarah and Rew!
Facebook: SarahRewJones
Instagram: SarahRewJones

Find their company CheckeredOwl!
Facebook: checkeredowl
I...

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Today I got the chance to talk to Jordan Blair, creator and host of the ‘Dreamful Podcast’.

Jordan started with a desire to write stories for kids and then turned it into something else - a bedtime podcast (and it's not just kids who listen!). 

We talk about her process, her successes and her achievements! I hope you enjoy it!

Find Jordan!
Instagram: @dreamfulpodcast
Facebook: Facebook.com/dreamfulpodcast
Podcast: Dreamful Po...

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Breaking World Records with children's author Miriam Laundry! 

I wanted to hear from Miriam when I found out that she set a Guinness world record 5 years ago for the largest online book discussion in a 24-hour period.

More than 100,000 children and adults participated in this record with the purpose of promoting positive mental health, which you know is a topic dear to my heart as well.

I hope you enjoy getting to know Miriam a...

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