Children's Books and CreateSpace

Is it the right choice for you?

Have you been wondering about whether or not you should self publish (also called indie publishing) your book for children? I meet a lot of writers who are frustrated with submitting and getting rejected, and they ask whether they should self publish. There's no one right answer to this question. It depends a lot on your own goals, your experience, and your skills. So here are my best tips, stories, experiences, and advice about self publishing using CreateSpace, a paperback print on demand service through Amazon. I share why I've indie published some of my projects, and what worked well and what didn't. I take you behind the scenes to my CreateSpace dashboard to give you an idea of how the process works. I talk about the pros, the cons, the stigma, the sales, and more. If you're trying to figure out whether indie publishing is a good fit, then this is the video course to help you decide.

But--this is NOT a how to self publish course. This is all about simply figuring out if self publishing through CreateSpace even makes sense for you and your project. My hope is that by the end of 2:09 minutes' worth of videos (broken into 11 short videos), you will have a really good sense of whether you want to give it a try or not.

There's a 6-page downloadable handout that sums up the main points I cover, along with a link to a url where I share some resources if you want to learn more about it or move forward with self publishing.

Here's to making the best decision for you in this ever-changing world of children's publishing!

Your Instructor

Laura Purdie Salas
Laura Purdie Salas

Laura Purdie Salas has written more than 125 books for kids, including If You Were the Moon, the award-winning Can Be… series, and BookSpeak! She coaches writers through Mentors for Rent ( and speaks at writing conferences around the country.

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