3 Things To Consider When Self-Publishing Children’s Books
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Writing for kids is an exciting way to break into self-publishing, because you can reach a whole generation of tech-savvy readers ready to let their imaginations soar if you know how to do it. Before you release your eBook on KDP, make sure you consider all the ways books for kids are unique. That can prepare you to make the most of the market when you enter it.
1. Kid-Lit Is Not a Genre
Children’s literature doesn’t describe one kind of writing but a combination of genres and styles that cover everything from science fiction to family drama, poetry, and even folk tales. What they have in common is not a style but the age of the intended audience. Don’t assume a book will have general appeal to kids; research their interests like you would for an adult audience.
2. Reading Level Is Important
Marketing your books to the right reading level ensures better sales in several ways:
- Readers get more interested in the story.
- Less frustration with vocabulary means more engagement with characters.
- Accurate marketing helps parents pick appropriate books.
3. It’s Smart To Hire a Professional Editor
What’s the biggest mistake new authors make when writing for kids? Without the right experience, they can fail to pinpoint the right approach for a combination of age and interest groups. Building that experience means getting help from professionals such as editors who have experience with KDP children’s books.
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