Children’s Book Week 2022 – Did You Celebrate It?

Children’s Book Week 2022 – Did You Celebrate It

Children’s Book Week 2022 – Did You Celebrate It?

With Children’s Book Week over and done for another year, what did you do as a self-published author to celebrate your children’s books?


Children’s Book Week has just finished, and there were some great opportunities for promoting your children’s book.

As an Australian self-published or traditionally published author, taking advantage of these holidays or celebrations is a great way to increase your exposure to your books, increase your social media presence, or even sell a few books.

You never know. You might just find your next favorite customer! Check out more about Children’s Book Week at the Children’s Book Council of Australia!

One of the great things about kid’s books is that they allow you to let your imagination run wild! You can get your creative juices flowing and develop stories that children fall in love with. They could be a story designed to teach a lesson, get children interested in reading, or just a silly, fun story that will make kids giggle.children's book

If this celebration of kid’s books has inspired you to create, illustrate, or write a kid’s book, then below are six essential things to keep in mind when self-publishing, writing, or illustrating a children’s book.


6 Things Every Children’s Book Author Should Know!

  1. Don’t Write Too Much – Writing too much can overcomplicate your kid’s books. It’s important not to write too much and allow the illustrations to carry some of the workload. Ask any teacher or child educator, and they’ll tell you that reading any kid’s book is more enjoyable when there’s just enough text to carry the story. Too much text can quickly exhaust the child’s enjoyment or attention.
  2. Pick A Subject That Matters – To you and your kids! While you can write a book for kids about almost anything, some subjects are easier to sell than others. Choosing a topic that parents or educators believe tackles an issue kids are going to face could mean that they’re more likely to grab your book. Think about common issues that kids face and then write a story that helps kids deal with them in an easier or more effective way.
  3. You Don’t Have to Dumb it Down – It’s essential to use language that’s appropriate for your target audience. Just because you’re writing a children’s book, it doesn’t mean that you have to dumb it down for them. Your editor will be able to help with choosing words and language that are appropriate to your audience.
  4. Use Morals Carefully and Cleverly – There aren’t many people who will argue against a children’s book being used to teach a lesson. However, most of the books that do it well do it very subtly without making the book overly obvious.
  5. Bonus Content and Material – Think about the parents or educators who are reading or using your kid’s picture books. What other information may they find useful? That’s excellent material you could include at the back of the storybook.
  6. Never Forget the Power of Humor – You would be surprised at how keen a child’s sense of humor truly is. Not all children’s storybooks are funny or need to be funny. However, an illustration or word that makes a child giggle or laugh can go a long way!


Children’s Book Week 2022 – Conclusion

Writing a kid’s book can be a gratifying project. While it may seem daunting at first, we can assist you through each step of the self-publishing process.

These self-publishing services include ghostwriting, editing, children’s book illustrations, children’s book formatting, and affordable self-publishing services for Australian and New Zealand authors.

If you have any questions about self-publishing or you have a book that requires editing, fiction formatting, ebook formatting, and paperback formatting, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Author Services Australia.

We have an extraordinarily talented and experienced team who would be happy to work with you.

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