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Writing a Children's Book & Poetry Book

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My cousin and myself are in the process of writing a few
books – we are looking for a company that self-publishes.
We have heard some good reviews about http://www.authorhouse.com has anyone heard of
the company or had dealings with them. Other
companies that you could recommend would also be appreciated. Thanks

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I haven’t spent much time there, but I know www.publishingcentral.com has a lot of resources including lists of publishers that work with new writers. They also have step by step “how-to” instructions.

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Toni, your like the jack of all trades. you should be a billionaire by now :o)

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Chic, good to talk to ya. Any publishers that you know of? We have been working on these books
for over a year. Should have the copyrights any
day.

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no I don’t know a publisher but maybe my wife knows of one I’ll let you know.

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Toni,
Did you check out Mark and Eddie links?

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Of course, just seeing if there is any others to
add to my list.

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I don’t know much about the self-publishing operations, but a good resource for the craft of producing children’s books is The Society of Children’s Books Writers & Illustrators. Associate membership is available to those who haven’t been published yet, but you get the same bells and whistles that published members do. Check them out at: www.scbwi.org .

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Mark,Eddie,Chic & Gavin – thank you all for your
input. I will check all of them out.

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Thank you Roger, I will check it out.

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On-Demand Publishing is the best because it does not matter how good your book is or isn’t, they’ll do it.

www.iuniverse.com

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Thanks Matty.

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My wife is a member of a writers group. www.carrolltoncreativewritersclub.com She writes young adult fantasy and co-authors and illustrates children picture books. She knows some of these links and will check out the others she has not heard of. Good post!!

www.bettertoilets .com

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Hey Ron, tried to write on your blog – really nice – typed in the funny letters but it didn’t work for me, anyway good luck – really cool site.

Does your wife do illustration drawings for outside people like me? Tell her to send me an
email if she is interested. Thanks Toni

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I wiil check into the Blog problem. Thanks for visiting and trying.

Yes she does. Here’s her e-mail address: amber_pickle@msn.com . I will find yours and give it to her as well. I have told her and she looks forward to hearing from you.

www.bettertoilet.com

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Wow! perfect timing! I was just checking into lulu.com yesterday. You may want to check them out. I will certainly be looking into these other options, as well.

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Toni,

CafePress does self publishing.

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Yes, Margaret – but I want to get the best exposure possible and I need illustrations done
that I can’t do. Thanks

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Hi Toni…I have worked with LuLu in the past and they are good (a bit expensive though), but I don’t think they have the connections (like the resources that Roger had mentioned earlier).

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Thanks Heidi, will talk to you on Tuesday 10/07/08

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