How to Self-Publish and Market a Children’s Book is now available in print and for Kindle on Amazon and in all other stores including the Kobo Store, iBooks Store and Barnes & Noble Nook Store 🙂 See below for a few notes on the Kindle version.
Update 22 August 2018 : the print proof arrived while I was on holiday – here’s a (slightly out of focus) sneak peek 🙂
A quick note about the table of contents
There is a top level Table of Contents with 30 chapters spread over two parts:
- Part 1: Self-publishing
- Part 2: Marketing
You will also have access to a resources folder with a more detailed Table of Contents showing sub-sections within those 30 chapters. This will be especially useful to print off to help you keep track of where you have the Kindle/eBook version of this very long book. The resources folder also brings together useful links and example downloads that are included or referenced in the book – and I will be adding to it over time.
Why the delay for the print book?
A few things changed in the lead-up to the launch around Amazon reviews and (importantly) around advertising and other promotional options for children’s books, including a new site that will soon accept self-published children’s books for reviews and a new marketing feature from BookFunnel that I think will work well for children’s authors. I didn’t want to go to press without including them. In addition, my time travel adventure The Secret Lake has been on the Amazon UK bestseller lists since May and I wanted to make adjustments to include insights from this. It hit 75 in the UK Amazon print store at one point in early July, which was possibly the nicest shock of the year. 🙂
The delay needed to implement these changes had inevitable knock-on for the availability of the editing and formatting team around me and it became clear that formatting for print simply wouldn’t be possible in time for 31 July. My sincere apologies if you were hoping to read it on the beach!
I will post here and send out an email as soon as the print book is ready. I’m just waiting to get an estimate for when in September this is likely to be.
With best wishes,