Part two of our school assemblies series focuses on getting speaking gigs and what you can do to maximize book sales and positive promotion when you get them.

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A school assembly provides a wonderful platform for promoting your book and introducing yourself to your audience, but you'd better be ready to put on a show.

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Josh Funk is not only one of the best and most popular picture book authors today, he’s a super positive guy who goes out of his way to boost other authors’ books.

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Children’s book authors, graphic artists, and anyone looking to self publish a picture book now have the ability to do something amazing: make money.

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Mr. PantsLast month we talked about printing galleys (or Advanced Reader Copies) of your book — and why that's a crucial step in your overall book-promotion strategy. 

But there's another reason why you might want to consider printing copies of your book before its official launch: getting a book deal!

That's right, BookBaby's very own Scott McCormick and RH Lazzell created a picture book about a cat named Mr. Pants, printed a few copies, took it to a writers conference, showed it to some literary agents, and got a deal with Dial Books (an imprint of Penguin).

Well, it wasn't quite as simple as that, but I'll let Scott tell the story:

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