Category: Children’s Book

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Crowdfunding Your Book on Kickstarter

If you’re looking to self-publish your book—whether it be a children’s book, a novel, or even a craft book—you might be struggling with the decision of how to pay for printing your first order of books. It’s not easy to predict the demand for an unpublished work, so it can be hard to rationalize taking […]

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7 Steps for Self-Publishing Your Children’s Book

If you’re reading this post, you’ve likely finished a manuscript for a children’s book (or have at least made the brave decision to start working on one), so congratulations are in order! Now that you have the most crucial part finished or underway, it’s time to start thinking about how to self-publish your book. There are fewer […]

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8 Tips for Printing an Eco-Friendly Book

Since posting my Kickstarter campaign, I’ve received a number of emails asking how I went about printing my children’s book in an eco-friendly manner. In all honesty, printing Falafel’s Garden was the single most frustrating experience I’ve had since starting my business, and I wasn’t exactly sure how to respond to people’s questions initially. The process was […]

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Madness! Poetry Round 2: An-otter Poem!

I’m excited to announce that I survived my first matchup in the Madness! Poetry tournament I wrote about last week. For round 2, I will be going up against Damon Dean, who pulled out a stunning victory against award-winning children’s book author Jane Yolen in the first round! While Damon and I were in different cohorts, we are both graduates of Renee Latulippe’s […]

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Madness! Poetry Round 1 – Dinner with Chompers

For the past few weeks, I’ve been taking some time off from designing. I started taking a poetry class at the end of January, and I’ve enjoyed shifting my creative focus for a bit. I never in my life thought the words “I’m taking a poetry class” would come out of my mouth. But when I started writing a story […]

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Kickstarter Stretch Goal to Support The Edible Schoolyard

*Update 11/9/17: We didn’t reach the stretch goal, but Falafel had his heart set on enjoying some winter vegetables and decided to get the supplies anyway! Here’s Falafel exploring The Edible Schoolyard Greensboro! ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Falafel’s Garden has reached its initial funding goal on Kickstarter! But that doesn’t mean we’re done! One of the fun aspects of running […]

Falafel’s Garden is Live on Kickstarter!

The Kickstarter children’s book project is now live! For those of you who might be using Kickstarter for the first time, here are some things that are helpful to know: You must create an account with Kickstarter in order to back a project. (Your credit card will not be charged unless the project is fully funded.) […]

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Part 6: My Inspiration for a Children’s Book about Healthy Eating

This is the sixth and final post in the series. You can read the first post here. It’s less than a week out from the Kickstarter launch to fund printing Falafel’s Garden on 100% recycled paper in the US, and I’m getting excited! For the last post on the making of Falafel’s Garden, I thought I’d delve a […]

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