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Making The Most Of School Assemblies

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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Promoting Your Book (And Yourself) At A School Assembly

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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Interview With Picture Book Author Josh Funk

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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How to get the best royalties for your picture book

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.

How printing your book can help you get a book deal

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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