So you want to know how to write a children's book? You've got a perfect idea — children and teens are some of the most loyal readers out there! But you should know that publishing outstanding children's books is a difficult task, especially if you're new to the game (ME). If you want to write a book for children, the first thing you need to do is ask yourself WHY. Is one of the following your reason for wanting to publish a children's book?

  1. Your children/nieces/nephews/neighbours/students adore a tale you wrote.
  2. Seeing your name in print would be exciting.
  3. You'd want to sign autographs.
  4. You want to make money as soon as possible. (Khee-Khee – Unless you sell in millions)
  5. You want it illustrated by your artist cousin/sister/friend.

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, please read this post. I'm writing to save you a lot of time and frustration. Because it's not an easy job. NOT. AT. ALL. EASY. Mine began as a result of my niece, and it's coming soon this April 2022 - Stay tuned!

New authors sometimes believe they can create a narrative in an hour or two, never revise it, and then land a publisher and a publishing deal—as if the act of writing alone results in publication. The Publishing Giants will not select you if you hit one baseball. Similarly, just because you write one tale does not mean Random House will offer you a contract. However, keep hitting that ball, making it travel higher and farther... Learn about fielding and sliding as well... and play professionally for years, you could just make it.

If you are serious about becoming a children's author, you must tackle it with the same enthusiasm as if you were creating the next great novel. Again, you must be enthusiastic about what you are writing. Here are some things to consider while crafting a children's book:

#1 Research the Market

Before you begin, you should do some research on the children's publishing world. Examine the sorts of books on the shelf and the types of books you want to write. Look at what's selling and talk to book experts about what's working in the market.

#2 Read Good Children’s Literature – Very Important

It is a good idea to read as much literature as possible. You will write a book that will accumulate dust if you do not make the effort to study what youngsters are reading now.

#3 Types of Children’s Book – Mine “YA Middle-Grade readers” (Coming this April 2022)

It may surprise you how diverse children's literature is. It would be a mistake to believe that the popularity of the Harry Potter novels, for example, indicates that the shelves of children's books are overflowing with similar stuff. Many stories include a moral or lesson, such as being nice to others or safeguarding the environment. It is critical to be committed to the message while not allowing it to dominate the tale.

#4 Use Simple English                                 

Remember to consider who you are writing for. Remember that you are writing for children, not college graduates. Make your book age suitable. Children, unlike adults, have varying degrees of understanding, and these levels vary substantially. You wouldn't write for a five-year-old the same way you would for a fourth-grader. You might choose to target a certain reading level. Choose your audience before you begin, and stay committed to them. Keep things basic, very simple, if you're writing for children.

#5 Eye-Catching Cover Design

The cover design, as well as the typography used throughout the book, must be appealing. Larger, bolder fonts are believed to be more appealing to children. If your book does not stand out among the thousands on the shelf, you will never sell it. Visit your local bookstore and look around the section where your book will be exhibited. Take note of the novels that jump out to you and attempt to find out why they are more appealing than the rest. 

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