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Exciting Updates To ALLi’s Children’s Book Writing Guide

Exciting Updates to ALLi’s Children’s Book Writing Guide

New ALLi Children's and Young Adult Guide

New ALLi Children's Guide

Exciting Updates to ALLi‘s Children's Writing Guide – New Genre Guides Coming Soon!

We are delighted to announce the release of an updated and expanded version of our much-loved guide to writing for younger readers to include writing and publishing Young Adult books as well as Children’s writing. This comprehensive guide now includes essential insights and strategies for crafting engaging stories not only for children but also for young adult (YA) readers.

What’s New in the Updated Guide?

Our revised guide, “Self-Publishing Children’s and YA Books,” offers a wealth of new information and practical advice tailored to meet the evolving needs of indie authors. Here are some of the highlights:

  1. Expanded Coverage: We've broadened the scope to include both children's literature and YA fiction, providing targeted advice for creating compelling stories that resonate with younger audiences.
  2. Current Trends and Insights: Stay ahead of the curve with up-to-date market analysis and trends that will help you understand what young readers are looking for in today's literary landscape.
  3. Publishing Strategies: Learn the best practices and tips on cover design and creating print books for different age-groups, including print-on-demand strategies.
  4. Enhanced Marketing Tips: Strategies for marketing your children's and YA books from expanded sections on book fairs, school visits, pricing, and effective promotional tactics specifically tailored for children's and YA genres.
  5. Inspiring Case Studies: Discover real-world success stories from indie authors who have made a significant impact in the children's and YA markets, providing you with inspiration and actionable insights.
  6. Short and Easy-to-Read: Delivered in a short novella-sized book, this guide will give you a short and quick tour of the nuances and processes that could help you succeed as an indie author.

About the book:

Self-publishing a children’s book means not just writing a good manuscript but also producing the book in various formats and selling it to young readers, and those who purchase books for them.

Drawing on the expertise of members of the Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), particularly ALLi’s Children’s Publishing Advisor, the highly successful children’s author Karen Inglis, this book provides everything you need to know to publish and sell children’s books in ebook, audio, and print editions, and promote them face-to-face and online. You’ll learn:

  • How to work with professional children’s editors, illustrators and designers, and how ALLi can help you to find them
  • Why in-person events like school visits matter and how to do them successfully
  • How to manage the business of being a children’s author

Whether you're a first-time author, an experienced writer venturing into self-publishing, or an established indie author of children's literature, this guide provides expert advice for every step of your journey ahead.

As a member of ALLi, you can now login and navigate to “PUBLICATIONS”–> “GENRE GUIDES” to download your copy of Self-Publishing Children’s and YA Books guidebook. For those of you who are not members, you can purchase a copy from the ALLi bookstore on the Self-Publishing Advice Center website.

More ALLi Genre Guides on the Horizon

The update to our children's and YA writing guide is just the beginning. We are diligently working on a series of new Genre Guides that will be invaluable resources for our members and the wider indie author community. Here’s what you can look forward to:

  • Guide to Writing and Publishing Poetry: Whether you're a seasoned poet or new to the craft, this guide will offer insights into publishing, distributing, and promoting your poetry effectively.
  • Guide to Writing and Publishing Memoir: Sharing personal stories can be powerful and impactful. Our memoir guide will provide you with the tools to successfully publish a memoir that resonates with readers.

Stay Tuned!

We are committed to supporting indie authors in every aspect of their publishing journey. Our new and updated Genre Guides for Indie Authors are designed to empower you with the knowledge and tools you need to succeed in your chosen genres.

Keep an eye on our blog and newsletters for more updates and release dates for these exciting new guides. We can’t wait to share them with you!

Join ALLi Today

If you're not already a member of ALLi, now is the perfect time to join. As a member, you'll have access to our entire library of guides, including the newly updated Self-Publishing Children’s and YA Books and you'll be the first to know about our upcoming releases.

Visit ALLi’s website to learn more about membership benefits and to join our supportive community of indie authors.

Happy writing!

Feedback to the ALLi Team

Feel free to share your thoughts or questions on the new guide in the comments below. We love hearing from you and supporting your journey as an independent author!

Thoughts or further questions on this post or any self-publishing issue?

Question mark in light bulbsIf you’re an ALLi member, head over to the SelfPubConnect forum for support from our experienced community of indie authors, advisors, and our own ALLi team. Simply create an account (if you haven’t already) to request to join the forum and get going.

Non-members looking for more information can search our extensive archive of blog posts and podcast episodes packed with tips and advice at ALLi's Self-Publishing Advice Centre.


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