How to Write and Publish Children’s Books

Woman writing a book on dining room tableYou may have a great talent for writing entertaining stories for children – but how do you get your creation into print and your works published and into the hands of children?

If you don’t know where to start, we’ve got some good news. Book publishing is becoming easier and very affordable – even for authors on a budget.

You can compose, publish and sell your books online – even in downloadable format – for very little cost up front. You just need to know which tools to use.

Trying to figure out how to get your self published books into book stores? Here’s how to do it:

There are online services such as who will walk you through the steps of self-publishing your own books and then selling them through online bookstores like Amazon or in brick-and-mortar book shops nationwide.

Another example is LuLu. You can design your book right on their site – from book binding to paper weight to cover design (they have a cool cover creator!). You don’t need to know anything about formatting either, because they take care of that too.

Jeannie Harmon and Sheila Seifert are experts at writing and selling children’s books. They provide step-by-step instructions on how to get started – and they can show you how to succeed, even if you’ve never written a book before!

Find out:

  • How to develop your creativity and writing talent and come up with a book idea that will get an editor’s attention
  • Step-by-step advice on how to write picture books, nonfiction books and juvenile fiction, plus manuscript preparation tips that will help you get published
  • Working with a literary agent, negotiating a book publishing contract and copyrighting your work
  • How to promote your book and yourself
  • Start here

Woman writing T I P : How to Write a Children’s Book in 14 Days

Children’s Book Author Mel McIntyre has been a professional writer for past 20 years – and knows how to write, publish and sell books on Amazon (and more) because he’s done it. Now he’s got a course that shows you how to do the same – how to complete books in record time and get a publishing deal.

* Designed for new authors.

Book Writing Associations

Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators is one of the largest existing organizations for writers and illustrators. It is the only professional organization specifically for those individuals working in the fields of children’s literature, magazines, film, television, and multimedia.

Association of Writers and Writing Programs
The mission of The Association of Writers & Writing Programs is to foster literary talent and achievement, to advance the art of writing as essential to a good education and to serve the makers, teachers, students and readers of contemporary literature.

International Writing Centers Association