Category Archives: Self-publishing

Cornelia Funke on creativity vs ticking boxes

With just four days to go before the second Barnes Children’s Literature Festival I have had the pleasure of interviewing award-winning children’s and YA writer and illustrator Cornelia Funke. Cornelia is travelling to the UK for the event where she … 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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Apple iBooks – Marketing and Discovery Tips

This article was updated on 18 April 2016, spurred on by Joanna Penn’s great post on a similar theme here. (Joanna covers more aspects than I do and has some great practical examples using her own books, so definitely read … 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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