With so many children’s book writers frustrated about entering mainstream publishing, are ready to create their own books. The problem is…they can! I have seen (and helped to create) some excellent self-published books, but generally the quality of self-published children’s books suffers from the fact that, unlike traditional publishing, there is no filter.
My wish is to help raise the bar and I want to track the process for blog readers. At this point I’m following my own advice—replicating what traditional publishing does and putting together a team—already on board are: writer-illustrator Anne Runyon http://www.annerunyon.com/ and book designer Julia Gignoux with whom I’ve done several previous book projects.
We had an exciting initial meeting this summer where we rolled out a plan. We quickly realized the collaboration of three busy women meant progress is slow. This seemed perfect however because the star of our story is slated to be Slide, a mantle slug Anne befriended last year. More to come on this subject!