I’m thrilled to be a part of this wonderful summit. It starts August 17th and ends the 20th. It sounds wonderful so I thought I’d do my bit to invite you all to come, to learn!
And the link to my post for the first day, August 17th
August 18th - The Printing Process
Session 1: Using KDP Print and IngramSpark to Publish Children’s Books (And Should You Use their Free ISBNs and Barcodes?)
Author Brigitte Brulz will provide an overview of using KDP Print and IngramSpark to publish your next children’s book. Learn about print-on-demand publishing, expanded distribution, ISBNs and barcodes (and whether or not youshould use the free ISBNs provided by KDP Print and IngramSpark),and some additional tips to guide you in the right direction for your publishing journey.
Brigitte Brulz is homeschooling mom, Regional Social Chair for SCBWI Iowa, author, journal creator, and freelance writer. Her writings have appeared in various places in print and online. All three of her picture books have received a Readers’ Favorite Five Stars review, and her book Pickles, Pickles, I Like Pickles was chosen for the 2019 Read Across Connecticut program. She offers free coloring pages, activity ideas, and more information about her and her writings on her website at www.brigittebrulz.com.
Connect with Brigitte:View Her Website Take her Publishing Course
Connect on Twitter & Pinterest @BrigitteBrulz
Session 2: Working with an Off-Site Printer with Arielle Haughee
Not an option a lot of authors think about when deciding what kind of printer to use for their books, but Arielle argues about why it might be a great option. Learn what it is and why you might want to try it for your next book!
Arielle Haughee (Hoy) is a five-time RPLA-winning author and the owner of Orange Blossom Publishing. She is an editor, writing coach, publishing consultant, contest judge, and the marketing chair for the Florida Writers Association. She is the author of The Complete Revision Workbook for Writers, Falling Into You, the children’s books Grumbler, Joyride, and Pling’s Party as well as the editor of the How I Met My Other anthology series.
Connect with Arielle:
Visit Her Website View Her Books
Connect on Facebook @AuthorArielleHaughee or @Orange_Blossom_Books
Session 3: Choosing to use a Hybrid Publisher with Brooke from BiblioKid Publishing
Sometimes you aren't sure you want to publish a book all by yourself, which is where a Hybrid Publisher might be able to help. Learn more about working with a Hybrid to decide if it might be a good fit for you
Brooke Van Sickle is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI) and Regional Webmaster for the Iowa-SCBWI region. She’s also a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA) and Midwest Independent Publishers Association (MiPa).
Brooke is a 3-time published author with BiblioKid Publishing. Her first picture book, PIRATES STUCK AT "C", was awarded a 2020 Purple Dragonfly Honorable Mention and 14th Annual NIEA finalist for children's picture book. When not writing her own books, Brooke teaches other aspiring writers how to write and publish kids’ books at www.journeytokidlit.com.
Connect with Brooke: Visit Her Website View Her Books
Connect on Instagram & Twitter @AuthorBrookeVS
Connect on Facebook & Pinterest @JourneytoKidLit
Session 4: What to do When You Run into Obstacles with Rinda Beach
Sometimes an illustrator doesn't work out or you experience creative differences. Learn how Rinda overcame 3 lost illustrator contracts and what to do when you encounter your own obstacles.
Rinda was a second-grade teacher who read and told stories, until she met a bat in Germany. She learned to edit, thanks to SCBWI classes and critique partners. Rinda substitutes to stay connected to the kids she wants to write for. She established Beach Girl Press to publish her first book, NEIL ARMSTRONG’S WIND TUNNEL DREAM.
Now she has a second one, LAKE FUN FOR YOU AND ME. Visit her blog and book review at www.rindabeach.com
Connect with Rinda: View her Website
Connect on Facebook @BeachGirlPress or @Rinda.Beach Connect on Twitter @BeachRinda
Connect on Instagram @RindaJBeach Connect on Pinterest @RindaBeach
When I write, I can only have one voice in my head, mine. A little noise is fine. But too much, or worse yet, WORDS, and I must change rooms or pull out headphones. Then I can write on!