Friday, February 18, 2011

Writing Tips from Children’s Author Laurie Monopoli

Welcome to day four of Laurie Monopoli’s 6-day NWFCC February Author Showcase tour.

Excerpt from my article: Setting the Stage to Self-Promoting Your Children’s Picture Book

I equate publishing a book to giving birth to a child (obviously a female perception) -- a painstaking process that culminates into a unique, celebrated reflection of oneself. Publicly promoting something that is dear to heart can range from moments of sheer bliss to bouts of disappointing misery. After all, it’s comparable to placing a precious newborn in front of the world to be judged, dissected and scrutinized. You can (and you will) sing the praises of your own book until the cows come home, and still not sell many books. Kudos from reputable reviews sources and notable awards serves a valuable role in the promotion and overall success of your book. So it’s worth the risk to get it out there for some open scrutiny. Read the complete article here:

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Mayra Calvani said...

Thanks for sharing your tips, Laurie. I love the cover of your book!

Kelly McClymer said...

Great tips, Laurie. When I began to write YA, I was shocked at how many wonderful opportunities there are to connect with the readers.

Marge said...

Cute cover and adorable dog. Great tips. Thank you.

Cheryl said...

I guess it's a good thing I enjoy book promotion because you're so right, it can be frustrating at times.

I love the cover of your book.

Wishing you the best,


Anonymous said...

I think many people forget this part of it: "it’s comparable to placing a precious newborn in front of the world to be judged, dissected and scrutinized."

When people like what you've done it's a fantastic feeling, but you must be prepared for the inevitable lion waiting in the tall grass.

Very well done article!

Margot Finke said...

Super tips Laurie, and I love the cover.

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