How to Self-Publish a Children’s Picture Book

“It’s easy to read, easy to understand. Yes, you’ll be introduced to everything you’d possibly need to know about the publishing world, but Bine-Stock explains every term, every step throughout the process, making it both manageable and accessible for even the newbiest writer.” — Cathy C. Hall, SCBWI Bulletin Review Excerpt

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Oh! The Thinks I Think: Journal and Workbook for the Children’s Book Writer

At last! A journal and workbook specifically for grownups who write children’s books.

Since most children’s writers say they want to write picture books, this journal and workbook is written with you in mind. Writers for older age groups will also benefit.

This journal and workbook guides you through the entire process, from brainstorming ideas to character profiles and planning your story before you write it.

To help you come up with story ideas, this book provides writing prompts in both words and pictures.

There’s plenty of room for you to jot down your story ideas and your first draft, and guidance for what to do next.

With the help of this handy, purse-sized, take-along journal and workbook, you can write your very own children’s book!

Note: You can get a FREE PDF of this journal and workbook if you download my FREE ebook, “How to Write a Children’s Picture Book Volume III: Figures of Speech”.

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How to Illustrate a Children’s Picture Book If You Can’t Draw: For Nonfiction and Concept Books

What’s a writer to do if she wants to self-publish a nonfiction or concept book, but is not an illustrator herself and doesn’t have the money to hire one?

This book has the answer for you!

You’ll see a wide range of artistic effects that you can apply to a photograph on your computer. This will enable you to transform it into an illustration for your nonfiction or concept book.

Nonfiction and concept books are easier to illustrate than fiction books, so they’re a good place to start if you don’t know how to draw.

Nonfiction books are also easier to sell than fiction. The subject and the cover usually sell themselves.

There are literally millions of photographs available on every conceivable subject. And they can be used as the basis for all your illustrations.

This book provides the names of inexpensive software that offer the artistic effects shown here, how much they cost and where to buy them.

This volume also suggests Websites for acquiring free or inexpensive royalty-free photographs that you can use as the basis for any of your illustrations.

You’ll learn step-by-step how to use PhotoImpact, an easy-to-use and inexpensive image editing program, to edit photographs.

You’ll see a case study on how to apply the Cartoon artistic effect and steps you can take to edit the images with PhotoImpact to turn them into illustrations for a nonfiction or concept book. The editing steps can be applied no matter which artistic effect you apply.

This book provides value not available elsewhere. Buy it, and you’ll be able to create illustrations for your children’s nonfiction or concept book—even if you can’t draw!

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