June 23, 2020
Since the death of George Floyd I’ve been among the many people trying to learn more about race and racism, and vowing to do better.It’s been eye opening for me. Also embarrassing. How is there so much that I didn’t know? For weeks I stayed mostly...
April 8, 2020
Be strategic during your social media time! Four tasks for children's authors to do daily to curate your feed, build and improve relationships, and grow a reader community. This is a repeat of last week's activities because you don't need anything new...
April 6, 2020
Naibe is Mexican-American Multi-Emmy award-winning journalist based in Los Angeles California, a speaker, and an author. She and Laurie talk books, the need for representation in children's books, and of course, the coronavirus and how it's impacting...
April 3, 2020
Here is ONE thing that you can do differently on your social media posts that will improve your audience engagement. Not to mention, you've spent this week paying it forward to others which in the end helps you out too! Doesn't it feel great to help?...
April 2, 2020
You just want to focus on writing books for kids, but you know you need to market them too. 🤷Facebook is powerful because it's where everyone is! But it can quickly get to feel heavy in there. We often end up avoiding it because the negativity is TOO...
April 1, 2020
Focusing on helping others, even a simple message, helps US too. 😊 We feel more grounded, and begin to focus on the things we can do, rather than the things we can't. Today is the second day in the activity ladder, and you have two types of people to...
March 31, 2020
While typical 'buy my book' marketing feels out of touch during a pandemic, it's actually not a great strategy at ANY time, crisis or not. Strengthening relationships & growing connections are ALWAYS a great way to market your books, but especially...
March 30, 2020
Are your kids suddenly at home with you, making any kind of work seem impossible? Jo Ebisujima is an author, educator and a maker of fun!  She understands how difficult it is to squeeze everything in, and she has an uncanny knack for showing you how to...
March 27, 2020
Are you ready to build (or improve) your reader community? The final piece of the puzzle is what we talk about today. When and how often should you share (an email or a post) with your community? And what can you do if you aren't able to do that every day?
March 26, 2020
Once you've thought about where you want your community to grow, who you want there with you, and how you'll show up, it's time to think about what it is you want to share. There are LOADS of options, and I highly recommend narrowing it down to a few...
March 25, 2020
Let's plan, shall we? When you first start to build your community, who do you want there with you? What types of people - adults or kids? What types of adults? Nature lovers, parents, scientists? What will you share with them, there is so much to...
March 24, 2020
All children’s authors should think about how they can incorporate community building into their marketing, or beef it up if it's already being done. NOW IS THE TIME.
March 23, 2020
What should children's authors do now, as the world tilts sideways? Should we continue creating and selling our books, or is it the time to give up?  You likely know my take on the situation: it’s NOT the time to give up creating books for kids or to...
March 18, 2020
How Bookbub Works - New Feature Deal  Listen as Balachander Vijayakumar explains a new offering from Bookbub and how it went for him. Children's authors! If you don't have a clue what Bala is talking about, go back to part 1 or 3 in this series to...
March 11, 2020
How Does Bookbub Work For Children's Authors? [Podcast Audio 2020] Author Andrea Kamenca joins Laurie on The Writer's Way to talk about her vast Bookbub experience! How DOES it all work, anyway?
March 4, 2020
Bookbub Review (and How to!) for Children's Authors! [Podcast Audio 2020]Free and discounted ebooks are great promotional tools for children's authors, but only if our readers know about them!  Tune in for background info and insight about BookBub...
February 26, 2020
Publishing Stem Books For Kids - Tiffani Teachey is a part-time author and a full-time engineer. As an engineer with more than fifteen years of experience, Tiffani has a passion for inspiring the next generation to engage in STEM careers. She values being able to give back and enjoys speaking to kids about her book - What Can I Be? STEM Careers from A to Z.
February 19, 2020
"One of my mottos in life, like I don't expect anything from anybody or any results."
February 5, 2020
"I can make a podcast. It can't be that hard"
January 29, 2020
Miriam set a Guinness world record 5 years ago for the largest online book discussion in a 24-hour period
January 22, 2020
Kate says 'allow yourself to write crap'
January 15, 2020
A school Principal that didn't like school as a child and it's what makes him a terrific educator
January 8, 2020
She also loves to help other authors achieve their publishing dreams!
January 1, 2020
"Do the research so that you're confident in your product!"
December 25, 2019
"Be professional, be human and stand out!"
December 18, 2019
She says when you combine your purpose and your WHY, it's easier because it's not work
December 12, 2019
Content marketing is a great way to market you book
December 11, 2019
Author Navnish Khera has some great advice for new children's writers: never stop dreaming and never stop taking action.
December 11, 2019
outside the box marketing ideas!
December 10, 2019
How to borrow traffic!
December 9, 2019
Using Pinterest to build your own engagement
December 8, 2019
Simple advice for engagement
December 7, 2019
Learn about all your social media options!
December 6, 2019
Grow and maintain a fabulous email list!
December 5, 2019
Amazon book page opportunities!
December 4, 2019
When Laura was an adult, she got her mom a very special birthday present. It's a very touching story that I know you're going to love.
December 3, 2019
There are 3 ways to build traffic!
December 2, 2019
12 Days of Marketing 🎁 Day 1 - Sellthrough, special friends, links!. Day 2 - A quick visual of a clean link.This is NOT a ‘clean’ link --> it off after the ASIN like this --> even shorter and simpler -->
December 1, 2019
Your book foundation needs to be in order before you start seeing gains from marketing.
November 30, 2019
What happens if your character has to redo something over and over, why? How do they break free?
November 29, 2019
Friends are going for a treat after school and discover a mysterious note
November 28, 2019
What would happen if you became YouTube famous?!
November 27, 2019
Get ready for brand new book promotion ideas with Charmaine Hammond! Charmaine is a professional speaker, and an award-winning & international bestselling author. She also works with authors to help them learn how to build their book business, sell more books and fund their dreams through collaboration and sponsorship. Download Charmaine's ebook here: Watch her video on sponsorship: And make sure to look at the stories tab for blogs that are author focussed as well! So many goodies! #BookMarketingFind her on Facebook,, On Instagram Raise a Dream at, out her book->, the show notes-> ____________COACHING. 👉Wanna kill it on Amazon? I do personal consulting for aspiring AND struggling authors! Set up a free 10 minute call: to see if it's a good fit ⭐️FREE TRAINING. 👉Have you been thinking of writing a picture book but you're not sure if your idea is good or not?  Let me be your guide! I have a free online course you can take in an afternoon, that will help you decide if if your idea is worth pursuing. Check it out:  #authorlife______________Say hi on social!#Authortube #SelfPublishing #AuthorBusiness
November 27, 2019
A story about a child that argues all the time!
November 26, 2019
How to find ideas and write a story with a timeless idea, dinosaurs
November 25, 2019
Children are desperate for video games and parents are desperate to stop them!
November 24, 2019
Children are home and it's stormy and there's a NOISE! What happens?!?
November 23, 2019
Are they completely different and wish they weren't siblings or are they best friends right from birth?
November 22, 2019
You can do tons of things with pirates!
November 21, 2019
It's a day in the life...think about special times that you had
November 20, 2019
My husband and I dressed as my son .... he did not find it funny at all, but maybe it would make a funny book!
November 20, 2019
"It's all about bringing out the child's creativity!"
November 19, 2019
Set the timer for 20min and write about how your Christmas would go
November 18, 2019
The kids could be the victim or eat something, it's up to you!
November 17, 2019
Write a story about something your kids don't like to do!
November 16, 2019
Anything out there can inspire you and be worthy of a story
November 15, 2019
"Sinking into the snow and discovering a world beneath"
November 14, 2019
"Will the child question the honesty and integrity of their parents?"
November 13, 2019
"Let me know if these creative writer breaks help with the flow of your ideas"
November 13, 2019
"If I can keep one person from stumbling like I did, I've did it! I've won!"
November 12, 2019
"Glitter!Is it a banned substance or the next great story?"
November 11, 2019
"What would life be like?"
November 10, 2019
"Get your creative juices flowing!"
November 9, 2019
"Lady bugs are here to stay!"
November 8, 2019
"Imagine yourself as a child being told about the world beyond the Evergreen trees."
November 7, 2019
"What would happen if a child had all the candy that they could eat?"
November 6, 2019
"You'll know it's good when you can't keep yourself from writing!"
November 5, 2019
"This can be a funny story or a serious one!"
November 4, 2019
"Know who your audience is when writing and marketing your book!"
November 3, 2019
"Where on earth, or not on earth, will the children end up?"
November 2, 2019
"Kids love to put on new skins, try out new ways of being!"
November 1, 2019
"I will be doing one podcast a day for 30 days with story ideas for children's authors."
October 30, 2019
"Start with small risks and see what the returns are!"
October 23, 2019
"Self publishers get to know the whole spectrum of the process!"
October 16, 2019
"Keep going until you get that yes!"
October 9, 2019
"Find unique places to carry your book, not just book shops!"
October 2, 2019
"Do the research so that you're confident in your product!"
September 25, 2019
"Don't yell out 'buy my book' everywhere you go!"
September 18, 2019
"Be open to the process, stay true to yourself, and find joy along the way!"
September 4, 2019
"Be professional, be human and stand out!"
August 21, 2019
"Get your book out there for practically NO money!"
August 14, 2019
"When marketing your book DON'T be spammy!"
August 7, 2019
"What motivates me? Let's get real here. Money!"
July 31, 2019
"Self-publishing is the future. That's what we're all going to be doing."
July 24, 2019
"If your book actually sells, then it becomes more than a passion project; it's a profitable passion project, and ... that is so much better.".
July 17, 2019
"Get [your story] out there before you get it published, before you get an illustrator."
July 10, 2019
"Accept that it’s OKAY to stare at the wall!"
July 3, 2019
"It's a little overwhelming, a little nerve wracking, but it's exciting!"
June 26, 2019
"Just keep writing until you finish it! Edit it later."
June 19, 2019
"Finding an illustrator takes leg work, time, and effort."
June 12, 2019
"Go for it! Do it! Get your book out there!"
June 5, 2019
"Look at what others have done so you don't waste time!"
May 22, 2019
"Trust your instincts. Trust your gut. Join a group!"
May 15, 2019
"You are capable, and you can figure it out!"
May 8, 2019
"If you get talked about, it means you're doing something."
May 1, 2019
"Learning how to self-publish has been LIFE-CHANGING!"
April 3, 2019
"You have to have a 'pencil's down' moment."
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