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writing my own book

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hayley1989 Tue 05-Jan-16 21:39:25

Hi everyone this is my very first post!
I have a 2yearold and 4 year old
Recently I wrote my own children's story for them, the absolutely love it!
I want to have it made into an actual hard cover book! My husbands an artist so will draw up illustrations, I just have no idea were to start on how I can create this story into an actual book! Any help and advice would be much appreciated thank you smilesmilesmile

CocktailQueen Tue 05-Jan-16 21:43:48

Congrats! Now you need to do some research. If you want it printed I can recommend biddle's, createspace, Ingram Spark and booksfactory.co.uk. Good luck!

MissBattleaxe Tue 05-Jan-16 21:43:48

If you just want to get it printed try lulu.com. There's another site too but I can't remember it.

If You want to try and get it published, get the Writer's and Artist's Handbook and look under children's agents.

hayley1989 Tue 05-Jan-16 21:46:33

Thanks so much! Great info xxxx

gamingmum Wed 20-Jan-16 14:00:41

Kickstarter can also be a great avenue to look down. Its crowdfunding for projects that works almost as a preorder system. Ive currently got my own childrens book come graphic novel on there - www.kickstarter.com/projects/1968969382/the-girl-who-carried-a-mountain but there are other projects that you can look at to get ideas of what might work for your book if you wanted to go down this avenue.

The crowdfunding community is also a really friendly place full of information and support.

GummyBunting Wed 20-Jan-16 14:03:39

If you just want one copy as something nice for your DCs, search a tutorial on how to book bind. It's easy and a homemade book is a lovely keepsake.

But if you want a 'proper' job then yes to all above.

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