(After accidentally inundating your inbox with another copy of the December newsletter, how else could we start the one other than 'merry happy new year!')
Our days have been totally consumed doing all that admin stuff that publishers need to do - so January and February and now March have rocketed past! We have registered all the 2014 titles with Bowker (they manage the ISBN - International Standard Book Number) and all copies are at the National Library and relevant state libraries. We have secured opportunities for primary school aged authors for this coming year AND managed to get our own books out there as well continuing promotion of Child Writes:Creating a Children's Picture Book is Child's Play. We are aiming for deductible gift recipient status this year, acknowledging all the profits from Boogie Books continues to raise the money needed to offer the Child Writes programs to more and more children!
All this and more. We suggest now is a good time to make a cuppa and read on...
Having met the the indefatigable team who source the books for the Jetstar inflight entertainment programming, we are so delighted to share we have secured the release in June of the 2014 titles. It will be exciting to see the update of the programming content and we thank our lucky stars every day that we are associated with such passionate literacy heroes. It is awesome to consider all 350 plus titles have made their way to iPads on flight around the country and internationally! A huge thank you from all the authors x We have shared a little of the back story - and some fabulous photos - in our blog.
Imagine the sense of achievement as you see your own picture book in the Amazon store or in print beside you... you will be besides yourself! The Write it Write Now! Workshop is for adults and designed to take you all the way through the picture book creation process.
A challenge for our Child Writes graduates - Can you find your title in there? A challenge for anyone who loves books - Can you find a title which inspires you? For your own copy, click below and save it to your desktop!
Slow Down Sarah by Child Writes own Ainsley Shepherd. Sarah's speedy antics on her motorbike bring havoc and chaos everywhere she goes! But one day, her Dad is in trouble... can Sarah's speed save the day?
Imagine by Emma Mactaggart and illustrated by Ester De Boer is a playful homage, in the style of Suess, encouraging readers to let their imaginations go wild... and it all starts with a little bit of daydreaming!
A: With us right there with you, step-by-step... with a copy of Child Writes: Creating a Children's Picture Book is Child's Play in your hand! We know the methodology expressed in the book works because we have tested it on real live aspiring authors over the last ten plus years. There are wonderful reviews for the book on the store page if you scroll down...
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