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Want to succeed as a children’s book author in today’s publishing world? Then the Let’s Make Kids’ Books podcast is for you!



Featuring Beau Blackwell, author of 4 bestselling self-published picture books, and a collection of incredible guests from every corner of the publishing world, Let’s Make Kids’ Books gives you the information, support, and inspiration you need to write, create, publish, and sell your books. The publishing world has radically changed in the past few years, and this show helps you take advantage of the latest trends and tips so you can have a successful writing career.



Covering everything from the writing process to working with illustrators to book marketing and promotion, Let’s Make Kids’ Books will help you get your writing career off to a great start or take your book sales to the next level! Get more great advice and resources at letsmakekidsbooks.com.

Let's Make Kids' Books - Children's Book Publishing Show Beau Blackwell - Children's Author and Self-Publishing Coach

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    • 4.8, 25 Ratings

Want to succeed as a children’s book author in today’s publishing world? Then the Let’s Make Kids’ Books podcast is for you!



Featuring Beau Blackwell, author of 4 bestselling self-published picture books, and a collection of incredible guests from every corner of the publishing world, Let’s Make Kids’ Books gives you the information, support, and inspiration you need to write, create, publish, and sell your books. The publishing world has radically changed in the past few years, and this show helps you take advantage of the latest trends and tips so you can have a successful writing career.



Covering everything from the writing process to working with illustrators to book marketing and promotion, Let’s Make Kids’ Books will help you get your writing career off to a great start or take your book sales to the next level! Get more great advice and resources at letsmakekidsbooks.com.

    Episode 14: Can You Really Make Money With Children’s Books?

    Episode 14: Can You Really Make Money With Children’s Books?

    This episode comes from questions I got from several members of my course and Facebook group– is it really possible to make money as a self-published children’s author? Is the income consistent? How much are we talking here? All good questions, and all get addressed in this episode. Earning money as a self-published children’s author is […]

    • 12 min
    Episode 13: Pricing Your Children’s Book for Maximum Profits

    Episode 13: Pricing Your Children’s Book for Maximum Profits

    In this episode, I talk about a topic that trips up many self-published children’s authors: how to price your book so it actually sells. But beyond just selling, it’s important that you actually make some money from your books so you can keep creating more! Sometimes selling (or giving away) as many copies as possible […]

    • 13 min
    Episode 12: Is Self-Publishing a Children’s Book Right For You?

    Episode 12: Is Self-Publishing a Children’s Book Right For You?

    On this week’s episode, I cover a question that many aspiring children’s authors ask themselves: is self-publishing the right choice for me? As you’ve probably gathered by now, I’m a big advocate of self-publishing, but the truth is that it’s not right for everyone. In this episode, I talk about the 5 questions you should […]

    • 21 min
    Episode 11: Why Bother with Free Book Promotions?

    Episode 11: Why Bother with Free Book Promotions?

    On this solo episode of the podcast, I’m tackling a topic that’s a little controversial in the indie children’s book world. You may have heard other self-published authors talk about giving away copies of their book for free and wondered, “Why the heck would I want to give away the book that I put so […]

    • 15 min
    Episode 10: Lynelle Woolley on Creating a Popular Series

    Episode 10: Lynelle Woolley on Creating a Popular Series

    My guest on the podcast this week is Lynelle Woolley, self-published children’s author of the fantastic series Flower Girl World. I reached out to Lynelle after running across her books in the Kindle store and being extremely impressed with how attractive, polished, and professional they are. Her books looked like they were produced by a […]

    • 51 min
    Episode 9: Author Catherine Driscoll “Talks Turkey”

    Episode 9: Author Catherine Driscoll “Talks Turkey”

    My guest this week is Catherine Driscoll, self-published author of the hit book “The Town Turkey.” Catherine wrote it based on a funny event that happened in her town, and ended up turning the idea into a very successful first book! In this interview she shares how she came up with the idea, what led […]

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
25 Ratings

25 Ratings

vickytickytavi ,

Very helpful and interesting!

This podcast gives so much good information, and keeps my attention, love it!

The Familypreneurs ,

Best place for info on self publishing kids books

Beau is putting so much good info out for free. This Podcast is just one of those. If you are trying to self publish a book for kids... settle down, and eat up his content. Thanks Beau!

ConnieNC ,

Exactly what I've been looking for!

Focused episodes. Good interviews, practical information, and inspiration. And thank you for no "filler" banter, keeping it as a true podcast, not blogger radio fluff :-)

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