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Writing Tip: Why Connect with Other Writers? There is value in connecting with other writers, no matter where you are in your author journey. #WritingTip #ForWriters #ConnectingWithWriters

Writing Tip: Why Connect with Other Writers?

By Nikki Bergstresser | November 23, 2021

Printed on a sticky note above my computer in bold letters with a purple sharpie reads, “ABC”. It’s my reminder to “Always Be Connecting”. There is value in connecting with other writers, no matter where you are in your author journey. Especially, duri …

What I Had to Learn to Become A Better Childrens Book Writer. For the newbie writer dipping their toes into picture books, there are a couple helpful things to know when starting off. #ChildrensBookWriter #HowToWrite #PictureBooks #WriteABook

What I Had to Learn to Become A Better Children’s Book Writer

By Hannah Carmona | October 25, 2021

I will forever have a soft spot in my heart for picture books. Both for the ones that I have read and the ones that I have written. There is so much joy to be found in this genre, and so much magic to be created. However, for the newbie writer dipping …

Building dedicated fans through your email list. Some tips for using email to create meaningful relationships. #EmailList #FanBuilding #Marketing #ChildrensBook

Building dedicated fans through your email list

By Alexa Bigwarfe | September 28, 2021

Marketing a children’s book can be challenging. Especially in a world where conducting school visits, in person story times, and other in person events, are all limited by a global pandemic. So many of us have had to take to more traditional digital ma …

The Power of Partnerships: More Important Now Than Ever. Ways to creatively promote my library's services, create new programming strategies, and build connections with community members, authors, and publishers both local and beyond. #Partnership #CreativeMarketing #Libraries #Booksellers

The Power of Partnerships: More Important Now Than Ever

By Lauren Kratz | August 23, 2021

Libraries, bookstores, and publishers are always looking for creative ways to market their services, books, and programs to their customers and patrons. During the COVID-19 pandemic, I discovered ways to creatively promote my library’s services, create …

Bibliotherapy: Prescribing Books for Children and Youth. Libraries and bookstores provide endless opportunities for reading for entertainment, but they also offer a world of resources for children and caregivers. #Bibliotherapy #BooksToRead #BooksForChildren

Bibliotherapy: Prescribing Books for Children and Youth

By Lauren Tolman | July 26, 2021

Libraries and bookstores provide endless opportunities for reading for entertainment, but they also offer a world of resources for children and caregivers. With our youth facing a barrage of mental and physical ailments in the wake of the COVID-19 pand …

How To Make "Comp Titles" Work For You. Things you should keep in mind when selecting what books to compare your manuscript to. #CompTitles #WriteABook #WritingABook #WritingTips

How To Make “Comp Titles” Work For You

By Eva Scalzo | June 28, 2021

Aspiring authors often want to know why publishing is so obsessed with “comp titles.” In order to explain why, let’s clear up what they are. Comp is shorthand for comparable, and when used correctly, comp titles should help authors clearly place their …

Bookwalks. Are you looking forward to being outside, exercising, and reading a good book? Here’s a great way to combine all three of these activities as you Walk and Read. #BookReading #PictureBook #WriteABook #WalkandRead

Bookwalks

By Claire Noland | June 21, 2021

Summertime! –Are you looking forward to being outside, exercising, and reading a good book? Here’s a great way to combine all three of these activities as you Walk and Read. The idea is simple. A children’s book is mounted on boards and displayed page- …

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