On Thursday, Josh Funk visited 21 classrooms in 12 states, 6 time zones, 4 countries, and ALL the hemispheres – for World Read Aloud Day!
Your book is coming out, and it’s coming at you fast! It’s always the way, you think you’ve plenty of time and you’ll get on with
One child at a time, or sometimes en masse, Rick Riordan uses his superstar power to transform kids into readers. In a previous article titled
Josh Funk had two picture book releases in the last 8 days (PIRASAURS! and DEAR DRAGON) – and today he shares how he’s gone about promoting them.
Author Josh Funk shares ten ways to support picture book authors and illustrators …
The American Library Association (ALA) annual conference, a ginormous offering for ALA’s 68,000 member librarians, was held this past weekend in Orlando at the
Does anyone else remember that Calgon slogan? For some reason, it stuck with me through childhood and continues to pop into my brain every time
Using simple math here, rather than spend $100 to market 10 books evenly (allotting $10 to each) and risk having them all slip under the radar, it’s better business for the publishers to spend $90 on one book and divide the remaining $10 among the other 9 books. It increases the odds that the featured one will get noticed and, if it’s successful, the money it makes will cover any losses or (more typically) supplement the far more modest sales the other nine achieve. Plus, the attention it receives will possibly shine light on the rest of the publisher’s offerings.
As authors, we’d all prefer a five star book review over four, right? 1st place over runner up? A Kirkus starred review over a super
Some of my favorite ideas come in the shower, waiting for the conditioner to work its magic. So there I was, trying to brainstorm new
I met Susan Holt Kralovansky though the 12 x 12 Picture Book Challenge. A talented author and a fiber artist, Susie is a master at
Today, September 1st, 2015, Dr. Phil turns 65. Today, September 1st, 2015, parents are waving goodbye to their magical British children boarding the Hogwarts Express. But most
I had time to catch up with other people’s writing-related blogs over the Independence Day weekend, and discovered a trending theme: Amazon, the digital marketplace
Having been in the Coney Island area of Brooklyn, NY last year during the crazy busy Mermaid Parade, I was interested when I received an