No longer are there only two paths diverged in a wood (traditional or self-publishing) when it comes to publishing picture books. Enterprising picture book authors have a multitude of options to get their work into the hands of children. What are these options, and how do you know which one is best for your story?
In this 45-minute video presentation, Julie Hedlund, who considers herself an nontraditional traditional picture book author, will share the ins and outs of publishing picture books in the 21st century and help you find the best route for your book.
Is the children's publishing industry a mystery to you? This is the place to start!
Julie Hedlund is an award-winning picture book author and founder of the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge, which boasts 800+ members. As a "pioneer of publishing," Julie worked with publisher Little Bahalia to fund the publication of her book, My Love for You is the Sun (2014). She also published two award-winning and critically-acclaimed storybook apps for the iPad with Little Bahalia. The apps were also published in print under the title, A Troop is a Group of Monkeys (2013).
Julie speaks regularly at industry events, and channels her passion for helping other authors into courses such as How to Make Money as a Writer.