Marketing is the ongoing job of every author, so I’m going to expand on my list here with ideas I have used, as well as ideas I’ve seen other authors employ with varying degrees of success. Because this is also true: Marketing is a trial and error game. What works well for one author may not work for another.
Last time we looked at the different routes to publishing your children’s book in our series on How to Write a Children’s Book. If you decide that the traditional publishing route is for you, you will hear lots of conversation around agents. How to find them. If you need one. Through this article, I hope to answer some of the questions I hear most about securing an agent for your project.
One of the questions a new children’s picture book author often asks is, “What do I do about pictures? Do I have illustrate my children’s book myself? If not, how do I find someone to help?”
If you’re asking these questions, you aren’t alone! Today let’s look at what to do about illustration for your children’s book.
There are lots of book lists for teachers and parents looking for fun rhyming books, but today I thought I’d share a few with clever rhymes that you can study as you decide whether or not your book needs to rhyme. One thing to note with all of these is how rhyme works for the story. Notice how rhyme in these books enhances the story. None of these rhymes feel forced.
In this article about rhyme in children’s books, let’s take a look at when and why children’s books rhyme to see if yours needs it too.