EPISODE 46: Children’s book marketing advice with Karen Inglis

Todays interview is with UK author Karen Inglis.

Karen has sold over 10,000 books during her author career. Her stand alone book titles are proof that you don’t have to write a series in order to make it as an indie author. Her books include The Secret Lake, Ferdinand Fox’s Big Sleep, Henry Hanes and the Great Escape, Walter Brown and the Magician’s Hat and Eeek The Runaway Alien.

Her most recent book, a work on non-fiction is How to Self-Publish and Market a Children’s Book. We had Karen on the show back in Episode 15  and she’s back again in this interview to tell us all about her new book, and what awesome strategies we children’s book authors can use to sell more books!

In this interview Karen covers:

  • The importance of having print books available when you publish children’s books. They still vastly out-sell the ebook versions.
  • How to plan and execute successful school visits, and make more book sales in the process.
  • The importance of having a mailing list, and how to encourage teachers, librarians, and grandparents on to your list.
  • And lots more great tips for authors…

You can find Karen and purchase her books at www.kareninglisauthor.com , follow her on AMAZON, and get social with her on FACEBOOK.

You can find Karen’s incredibly information rich ‘info blog’ at www.selfpublishingadventures.com. Karen gives an overview of the process she went through to get her books to market on a modest budget and offers high level and very detailed publishing information and links to various resources.

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EPISODE 45: How to build a supportive team of readers with Dr Terence Shipman

Todays interview is with teacher and author Dr Terence Shipman.

Dr. Terance Shipman is a 25-year veteran teacher. He spent much of his teaching career working with elementary aged students. In fact, he spent his first 11 years teaching kindergarten! He is proud to say that he built strong relationships over those years and has an incredible network of his students and their parents and co-workers that he has remained in contact with over these years. Dr. Shipman calls this ever-developing network “Team Shipman”.

Through Team Shipman, Dr. Shipman offers continual encouragement, leadership, and mentorship to his students, their families, and his professional peers. Dr. Shipman currently teaches middle school and extends membership to Team Shipman to his current students and their families, as well.

He is the author of the series Mr Shipman’s Kindergarten Chronicles, Book 1: The First Day of School, and book 2: December Celebrations.

Dr Terence Shipman speaks all about:
  • How he used Kickstarter crowd funding to raise the money for his first book.
  • How he cemented an audience for his books using an education theme, sharing family values and building relationships with families.
  • How he uses social media to find his team of supporters.
  • The importance of testing your books with the right audience…. kids and teachers.
  • How to launch your book in a way which encourages other people to share your book.
  • Advertising and Goodreads giveaways.
  • And much more.

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You can follow Dr Shipman on AMAZON, Facebook, Instagram and on his website www.terenceshipman.com

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