The moment children's book authors have waited for is here:
Now You Can Create Your Own Illustrated Children's
eBook and Sell It on Amazon Easy as 1-2-3!
We're about to show you how you can become a published Kindle children's book author -- with no technical skills or big budget!
"It would have taken me forever to publish on my own. It's Picture eBook Mastery and Jon & Laura's easy to follow guidance that made publishing possible for me. I cannot believe how accessible they made the process, how well explained each step is. And, when I had a question I couldn't answer myself, Laura and Jon were SO available and helpful in getting my problem solved.
The fee for this instruction is the best money I have ever spent on my writerly journey. I cannot thank them enough for sharing their experience, expertise and patience with writers."
Anne Jacques, author of Grandpa Talks Funny
In our 25 years in business helping children's book authors succeed, we've seen few moments as remarkable as the afternoon of September 3, 2014.
That's when Amazon announced the release of their free software -- Kindle Kids' Book Creator -- that would give any author the opportunity to create an illustrated children's book and sell it on the Amazon store.
After we shared the news, we were flooded with feedback from our customers. They were excited, yes. But they were pretty anxious too. Here's some of what they asked:
- is the software hard to understand and use?
- how do I find illustrations?
- how do I format my eBook?
- how do I sell eBooks after I upload them?
- how do I get reviews on Amazon for my eBook?
We knew we had to take the lead on this, and create the first course specifically designed for children's authors who want to publish illustrated eBooks using this revolutionary new software.
And who better than the editors of Children's Book Insider to do it? We've been on the author's side for 25 years and no one is more trusted in this industry.
So, almost non-stop since that day, we've been at work to create a step-by-step course that covers all the bases. And makes everything absolutely dead simple.
"I love Picture eBook Mastery! I'm not very tech-savvy and sometimes I get lost in online programs, but your course is easy to use and informative. And I can rest easy knowing I can go back to the program again and again. I'm confident I'll be able to create my eBooks using Kindle Kids' Book Creator without any problem. Thanks so much!"
Leigh Zwigart, aspiring author
We've created a fun, comprehensive online course that takes you step-by-step through the process of planning, designing, illustrating, publishing and even marketing your Kindle eBook.
It's a video-based course, so you get to watch over our shoulders as we create eBooks and publish them before your eyes. Everything is explained in simple, non-technical terms, and each section is broken out so you can easily refer to just the part you need as you create your own Kindle illustrated eBook.
To see the course in action, watch the video tour at the top of the page. You're going to love it!
As an agent, editor and teacher, Laura Backes has become established as one of children's writing's most respected experts.
In her three decades of experience, Laura has edited and critiqued thousands of manuscripts, and has authored countless articles, reports, courses and books. She is the author of Best Books for Kids Who (Think They) Hate To Read (Random House), and Technical Editor for Writing Children’s Books for Dummies (Wiley). Her articles on children's book writing have appeared in Children's Writer's & Illustrator's Market, Writer’s Digest and The Writer magazines, and has been a featured expert on scores of blogs, online events and podcasts.
Laura is the co-creator of the Picture Book Summit online conference where she is a featured presenter. Since 1990, she has been the Publisher and Executive Editor of Children's Book Insider, the Children's Writing Monthly.
Laura is a graduate of the University of Denver's Publishing Institute. She lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband and partner Jon, their son Matt and their beloved mutt Rosie.
Here's What's Included:
StartIntro to Illustrations & Design - Start Here (5:56)
StartFinding a Professional Illustrator (5:18)
StartConnecting Directly with Artists via an Illustrator Networking Community
StartUsing Low-Cost Design Services (9:35)
StartUsing Stock Images (8:12)
StartUsing Amazon's eBook Cover Creator (9:15)
StartUPDATE: New information from Amazon on illustration sizes (6:38)
StartFrequently Asked Questions on Illustrations
StartGetting Started with Kindle Kids' Book Creator Software (5:52)
StartBasic Design: Importing a Book Layout in PDF Format (17:49)
StartBasic Design: Creating Your eBook Entirely Inside the Kindle Software (17:04)
StartUseful Design Workarounds for Pictures and Text (11:32)
StartUnderstanding and Using Pop-Ups (6:24)
StartCool Ninja Pop-Up Techniques (12:59)
StartPreviewing, Saving & Preparing Your Book for Upload (7:48)