Category Archives: Children’s Books

Children’s picture book marketing – case study interview

When I occasionally host interviews my aim (as with the rest of my blog) is to share best practice and know-how that I think will help fellow children’s authors. Today is no exception and without further ado I’d like to … Continue reading

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Using crossword puzzles to promote your children’s book

If you’re looking for additional marketing inspiration for your children’s book – or indeed for a YA or adult book – below I share how I’ve used crossword puzzles to help promote my books in recent years. (If you caught this … Continue reading

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The Writers’ Advice Centre for Children’s Books

A seriously good option for self-publishing children’s authors We all know that the golden rule of self-publishing is never to put out your book without first getting feedback, ideally using beta readers to start with – and most certainly using … Continue reading

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6,000 sales on, The Secret Lake revisits its roots

I’ve done quite a few school visits in recent weeks – but one in particular had special significance for me. This was a day spent at Norland Place School in Notting Hill – the area in London that first inspired … Continue reading

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Children’s Book #4 | Three self-publishing lessons learned

I’m delighted to announce that my latest children’s book Henry Haynes and The Great Escape – a graphic novel for ages 6-8 is finally out. This fun, fast-paced page-turner with short chapters is aimed at early readers from age 6 … Continue reading

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