Children's book publishing
Two books were published on Amazon this year. One is a children's book, Hello My Robin, and the other is a book for grown-ups, Fancy Nail Anna. I completely finished the paperback work of Fancy snail Anna today. If you want to continue publishing, you will need to know how to create your own ebooks and format paperback. In my case, it is difficult to cover the cost of about 500 dollars per book.
Anyway, these two books were finally officially published within this year.
If you publish through Amazon Direct Publishing, you must register on the following site.
And when you register a book, you will have a bookshelf like the one below. In my case, I currently have two books registered. Live means that it is being sold on Amazon, and in-review means that it is currently being reviewed. We will notify you of the results of the review within 72 hours. In my case, I was approved for publication very quickly.
Even if the target of evaluation was A.I, it seems that my efforts were recognized. I drew a picture of a children's book in watercolor. A total of 15 pictures were required.
Since this is the first book and I mainly wrote text and images rather than editing and design, half of the 32 pages were filled with pictures by arranging them in the order of pictures after the text. But next time, I'm going to make a more diverse editing change in a spread format.
Below is an example of a watercolor drawing of the background of Fancy Nail Anna. After placing and drawing the pieces on a single picture, I cut them out one by one with Photoshop and attached them to the corresponding background.
And the main characters, snails, were drawn with Photoshop.
In my case, I couldn't invest a lot of money because my budget was absolutely tight. Therefore, after the formatting of the first volume, I have to do everything myself. In short, I did the writing, illustrating, and formatting, and I asked the experts around me to edit the English language. Thankfully, the first book was editted by Professor Stephanie in my master's course. The second book was helped by my son.
Actually, Jelf Publishing takes the following budget. (Cite self-publishing school)
In my case, the first volume is recommended to experience formatting by experts. That way, you can become more confident and develop a sense of professional formatting. And as a result of formatting and uploading myself, the advantages are as follows.
- Sense of Achievement: There is a sense of pride and achievement that you have done on your own. Since you know the whole process in detail, it is likely that this will become your own know-how and skill.
-Speed: The cumbersome process of requesting modifications and confirming that they have been requested is eliminated. You can modify the results by experiencing trial and error yourself.
- Cost: This goes without saying. It costs absolutely nothing.
The downside is that expert formatting has the know-how of experts only. Therefore, it is necessary to continuously acquire editing skills in order to keep up with these professional skills.
In my case, I chose to learn by myself independently because I want to write and compile as often as possible. And I hope this leads to the third, fourth, and so on.
Myungja Anna Koh