Tiffany Obeng of Sugar Cookie Books shares the secrets to getting your children’s book out quickly and efficiently. We also discuss what you need to know about illustrations. Click here to download a free Picture Book Illustration Planner.
This is part two of my interview with Rip Graven, an industry expert and author of an upcoming horror anthology. He shares his tips for making sure as an author you come out on top when handling the business side of self-publishing. More information about Rip and his terrifying tales here.
Rip Graven, industry expert and author of an upcoming horror anthology, shares his tips for making sure as an author you come out on top when handling the business side of self-publishing. More information about Rip and his terrifying tales here.
***Black Children’s Book Week is February 26th – March 4th***
Cherie Feemster, an early childhood educator and author of the children’s book series A Walk Down Phonics Lane is the final guest for this three-part special. Click here for more information about her books.
***Black Children’s Book Week is February 26 – March 4***
Kaila Boulware Sykes is Co-Founder of Hidden Gems Literary Emporium bookstore, is the second guest for this three-part special. Click here for more information about Hidden Gems Literary Emporium of New Brunswick, New Jersey.
***Black Children’s Book Week Begins February 26th***
Natasha Carlow, children’s books author of Happy Tears and Rainbow Babiesand Mike Nero and The Superhero School, is the first guest for this two-part special. Click here for more information about her books.
Anaheim California Elementary School District recently agreed to order over 100 copies of high schooler Rahil Luthra’s book The Scam of the Sugar Farm.
This children’s book is loosely based on the DLF Land Grab Case of 2013 in Haryana, India. Corrupt politicians and businessmen used Section 4 of Indian Law to unfairly convince Indian farmers to sell their land for unfairly cheap prices. Over ₹50 crore INR (around $6.6 million USD) was made by these corrupt politicians and businessmen.
During a trip to India in 2016, Rahil Luthra was inspired to write this story when he witnessed his uncle breakdown in tears after explaining he could no longer financially support his own family. He had owned a farm in Amipur and had been coerced to sell his land for a quarter of what it was worth. Rahil realized that this wasn’t an isolated event. Since local residents had not been educated in finance nor have a basic knowledge of the local laws, this was a common occurrence.
After graduation, Rahil plans to pursue a career in financial law. He hopes to create a task force to help people in remote villages of India increase their education resources so they can begin standing up for their legal rights. He is also an active ambassador to the CRY America charity, which educates children in third-world countries.
CRY America thanks young author, Rahil Luthra from Orange County, for donating the proceeds from his book sales to CRY America, to help & support underprivileged children.https://t.co/TxuIHLOAtP
The Scam of the Sugar Farm was published by Artist Madrid Books this past April and is available for purchase here. All profits from these book sales will be donated by Rahil to the CRY America Foundation.
This weekend at the Coast to Coast Children’s Book Expo in Atlanta, Caitlyn Jones’ book Some Days received the 2022 ICMe Award.
Caitlyn self-published her book in 2021. Some Days is an unique board book that is tailored to babies, toddlers and young ones whose parents/caretakers have either an “invisible” chronic or mental illness. It reassures these little ones that the adults in their life love them. Many communities treat speaking to young ones about chronic and mental illness as taboo. However, without having these conversations with our children, they instinctively attribute our personal struggles as their fault. Some Days is like a warm hug that provides a jumping off point to very needed discussions throughout our community.
Coast 2 Coast Children’s Book Expo celebrates diversity in children’s literature by assisting self-published authors in having their unfiltered voices heard. Everyone has a story but not everyone has access to it mainstream publishing methods. Click here for more information.