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Writing a children's book
I released my very first children's book this weekend, The Book of Happiness, This Time. It was an astonishing journey: from a brief on my website, to Kindle's number 1 in the categories self-esteem and happiness, to a genuine pocket book. And I didn't even plan on publishing a children's book.
Had you asked me a few month ago, I could tell you that (one day) I wanted to write a children's book, but I didn't even know what I would write. How did I turn from a childhood book to a real one?
Here is the story of how this lucky little Christmas flower came into being. I' ve sketched out the whole procedure and I really think it will help anyone who has ever dreamt of making a children's book, but didn't know where to begin. Stage 1: Write, write, write, write..... and then continue on. Each Monday I opened my notebook or notebook and scribbled, drew and wrote.
That'?s when I made up my children's story: Yeah.... that's not the history of trees. I worked on it for almost a whole months, but the first thing I did was not the one that was finally out there. I came back to my notebook every weekend and seated myself to write and paint this tale about Brown Bear and his struggle with sleeping.
I was able to cut through some profound layer of PEEP around my write processes.... layer that eventually led me to write Happy to Be Me, A Tree. Here is how my trip to write shorts stories went, beginning with my Brown Bear story: That'?s my first little tale.
It' really provocative to write a bizarre picture tale about such a serious issue as sleeplessness. It is not the charming amount of inspirational stories I give my readers. So, the history of the trees was only given birth after I had cleared the other one. Had I not been compelled to write and write, even if I had repeatedly encountered roadblocks, I would never have realized what they were.
If I hadn't moved on, the concept of a building would never have occurred. If I hadn't explained my intentions out loud, I probably wouldn't have shown up every single month to write them. The first and most important steps to bring this book to live were the emergence and development of it.
Next step: Get it out into the wide open. Well, I had my treehistory (which you can still get for free here). I had to bring it out into the wide open now. So I began to publish my tale on my website and ask what they thought about it. On a personal level, I liked the book and was already considering turning it into a children's book, but I also wanted to get feedback and shopping from my boyfriends, my wife, my family at first.
When I posted and shared with my fellowship and my friends, the response was all I had been hoping for: Mom and Dad were reading my stories to their kid (right from the blogs!) and so many folks asked me to turn my contribution into a children's book. Well, we were on the same page My history had pass the first test.
I wanted this lucky little Christmas table in the hand of more humans and in a more legible form. Childle Kids' Book Creator. I didn't need any tech support to get my book into a Kindle-ready file size. The only thing I had to do was get my book into a downloadable file and post it to the Kindle Kids' Book Creator Softw.
After spending an hours looking at Kindle Kids' Book Creator tutorials on YouTube, I went to work: Afterwards it took an evening to study how to use the programme, reformat my book and bring it up to Kindle. It was now the right moment to put this book in the hand of as many as possible.
I' m aiming to give this book away for free: Kinddle allows you to give your book as a free gift every few month for five consecutive nights. My book was downloading over 600 copies in just 72hrs. However, the why I think it was so good is that folks had already been reading my tale onlin.
You liked the history already. You already cheered me on to make a book out of it. Even if you don't have an e-mail address book, you can still tell the whole thing and discuss the whole thing with your boyfriends and mates. It is your first task to put them into a readable history file size (like a blog).
Their third task is to turn it into a more legible form (like Kindle), pass it on to your church and ask them to pass it on. Retrieve your book as quickly as possible from the web and exchange your work. Next step: turn it into a true, sincere book. It was a favourite part of my diary.
They' d split it and uploaded it to Kindle. Now it was the right moment to make a book out of it: a book that I could have in my hand, that could be enjoyed by my mum and dad at nights, that could be given to any age. It' s about the right moment to make a pocketbook.
I' d just released my first book with CreateSpace a few month earlier. CreatingSpace is Amazon's on-demand bookstore. As soon as you have uploaded your book files, they will be able to make a copy of your book and publish it on the Amazon Worldplace. All you have to do is get the book into the right size.
Uploading my book to Kindle as a PDF was one thing. There was another way to size a pocketbook. It would have probably taken me a few months..... and many disappointing scenes and evidence for my book that didn't turn out right. And I wanted the twigs of my trees to hemorrhage over the sides.
My Kindle book design was just my game in WarpPT. Someone to help me design a sleeve that would burst this lucky little sapling. I' m so glad I got help. Bringing something like a book into the worid can be an emotive game.
With all the work, after scribbling and designing, after so many technological moves to publish it.... the time I held my book in your hand was so joy. It' the time when everything seems like reality, when you realise that you have created something that lives forever and ever in the whole wide oceans.... I really look forward to having this time.
If you want to order "Happy To Be Me, A Tree" in its totality, you can do so here. If you want to write a book, please do so!