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Publishing Picture Books in the 21st Century

What's the best option for your story?

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!


Your Instructor


Julie Hedlund
Julie Hedlund

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.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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