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Want to succeed as a children’s book author in today’s publishing world? Then the Let’s Make Kids’ Books podcast is for you! Featuring Beau Blackwell, author of 4 bestselling self-published picture books, and a collection of incredible guests from every corner of the publishing world, Let’s Make Kids’ Books gives you the information, support, and inspiration you need to write, create, publish, and sell your books. The publishing world has radically changed in the past few years, and this show helps you take advantage of the latest trends and tips so you can have a successful writing career. Covering everything from the writing process to working with illustrators to book marketing and promotion, Let’s Make Kids’ Books will help you get your writing career off to a great start or take your book sales to the next level! Get more great advice and resources at letsmakekidsbooks.com.

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Episodes

Episode 12: Is Self-Publishing a Children’s Book Right For You?

9/18/2014
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On this week’s episode, I cover a question that many aspiring children’s authors ask themselves: is self-publishing the right choice for me? As you’ve probably gathered by now, I’m a big advocate of self-publishing, but the truth is that it’s not right for everyone. In this episode, I talk about the 5 questions you should […] The post Episode 12: Is Self-Publishing a Children’s Book Right For You? appeared first on Let's Make Kids' Books.

Duration: 00:21:35


Episode 11: Why Bother with Free Book Promotions?

9/9/2014
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On this solo episode of the podcast, I’m tackling a topic that’s a little controversial in the indie children’s book world. You may have heard other self-published authors talk about giving away copies of their book for free and wondered, “Why the heck would I want to give away the book that I put so […] The post Episode 11: Why Bother with Free Book Promotions? appeared first on Let's Make Kids' Books.

Duration: 00:15:55


Episode 10: Lynelle Kerstine on Creating a Popular Series

8/1/2014
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My guest on the podcast this week is Lynelle Kerstine, self-published children’s author of the fantastic series Flower Girl World. I reached out to Lynelle after running across her books in the Kindle store and being extremely impressed with how attractive, polished, and professional they are. Her books looked like they were produced by a […] The post Episode 10: Lynelle Kerstine on Creating a Popular Series appeared first on Let's Make Kids' Books.

Duration: 00:51:14


Episode 9: Author Catherine Driscoll “Talks Turkey”

7/10/2014
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My guest this week is Catherine Driscoll, self-published author of the hit book “The Town Turkey.” Catherine wrote it based on a funny event that happened in her town, and ended up turning the idea into a very successful first book! In this interview she shares how she came up with the idea, what led […] The post Episode 9: Author Catherine Driscoll “Talks Turkey” appeared first on Let's Make Kids' Books.

Duration: 00:30:13


4 Simple Tricks for Getting Book Reviews Fast

6/26/2014
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Author’s Note:Although I wrote this article for children’s authors, and there are a few things that are unique to children’s books, these methods work for any author in any genre who needs to get more reviews! Please share it with any authors you know. One of the best ways to start selling a lot of […] The post 4 Simple Tricks for Getting Book Reviews Fast appeared first on Let's Make Kids' Books.

Duration: 00:19:48


Episode 7: Carol Ekster, Former Teacher Turned Children’s Author

6/19/2014
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This week my guest is Carol Ekster, who taught children for 35 years before retiring in 2009 and devoting herself full-time to writing children’s books. She has written around 50(!) books so far, and has 3 books published through traditional publishing, including Ruth the Sleuth and the Messy Room and Where Am I Sleeping Tonight?, […] The post Episode 7: Carol Ekster, Former Teacher Turned Children’s Author appeared first on Let's Make Kids' Books.

Duration: 00:31:53


Episode 6: Rosemary Rivera & Mario Menjivar – A Husband & Wife Self-Publish

6/11/2014
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I’m back with a fun new episode for you this week. I recently interviewed a really fun couple named Rosemary Rivera & Mario Menjivar, who are a husband and wife team who create and self-publish children’s books! Rosemary is the author and marketing/PR person, and Mario is a former Disney animator who made the transition […] The post Episode 6: Rosemary Rivera & Mario Menjivar – A Husband & Wife Self-Publishing Team appeared first on Let's Make Kids' Books.

Duration: 00:37:17


Episode 5: Exciting Trends and News in Children’s Publishing

5/22/2014
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For this episode I did a quick little solo update about some interesting info I ran across this week in the world of children’s publishing. Listen to the episode, or you can read through my notes below, which cover most of what I talked about on the show. Please let me know if you’d like […] The post Episode 5: Exciting Trends and News in Children’s Publishing appeared first on Let's Make Kids' Books.

Duration: 00:14:09


Episode 4: Tara Lazar, Children’s Book Blogger & Author of The Monstore

5/20/2014
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In this episode of the Let’s Make Kids’ Books podcast, I’m joined by the talented and funny Tara Lazar, who blogs at TaraLazar.com about writing children’s books and shares a ton of great info from the traditional publishing side of the business. She also wrote the fantastic picture book called The Monstore, and has several […] The post Episode 4: Tara Lazar, Children’s Book Blogger & Author of The Monstore appeared first on Let's Make Kids' Books.

Duration: 00:38:41


Episode 3: How to Publish Print Books with Amazon CreateSpace

5/8/2014
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It’s the dream of every children’s author to see their book in print and actually hold a copy in their hands. I can’t tell you how exciting and satisfying it was for me when I got the first printed copy of one of my books in the mail and showed it to my kids. They […] The post Episode 3: How to Publish Print Books with Amazon CreateSpace appeared first on Let's Make Kids' Books.

Duration: 00:33:41


Episode 2: Bolaji O of Brave Little Heroes

5/6/2014
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This episode of the Let’s Make Kids’ Books podcast features the brilliant and entertaining children’s author Bolaji O, who writes a series of great fantasy adventure books for kids called Brave Little Heroes. Bolaji started publishing his own children’s books a couple of years ago, although he’s been writing and making up stories since he […] The post Episode 2: Bolaji O of Brave Little Heroes appeared first on Let's Make Kids' Books.

Duration: 01:07:26


Introducing the Let’s Make Kids’ Books Podcast!

5/5/2014
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Today I’m really proud and excited to introduce you to my new Let’s Make Kids’ Books podcast. I’ve been podcasting for years, and knew when I started this site that I wanted to create a podcast on the topic of writing, publishing, and selling children’s books. For the past couple of months I’ve been recording […] The post Introducing the Let’s Make Kids’ Books Podcast! appeared first on Let's Make Kids' Books.

Duration: 00:09:06