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, 21st century publishing expert and founder of the 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge . Since 2012, 12 x 12 has encouraged thousands of picture book writers to get their stories out of their heads and onto the page. Julie is a frequent speaker at writing retreats and conferences. Her picture book credits include My Love For You is the Sun and A Troop is a Group of Monkeys . She developed The Complete Picture Book Submissions System with Emma Walton Hamilton and is one of the founders of Picture Book Summit, a yearly online conference for picture book writers from around the world.