THIS IS THE NEW UPDATED SECOND EDITION of How to Promote Your Children's Book: Tips, Tricks, and Secrets to Create a Bestseller!

“Every writer should be using this tool!” Emma D Dryden, founder of drydenbks, llc, and the former Vice President and Publisher of Simon & Schuster said that. She'd know, right?

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The 30 chapters include things like…

  • how to get started in social media
  • why you need to be involved in social media
  • organizations to join
  • how to build your community
  • personal appearances (book festivals, school visits and more)
  • why reciprocity rocks
  • resources to use as springboards to get your platform going

The real life exercises at the end of each chapter will get you motivated and started on your path to promote your book, and build your career. Over 60 authors, illustrators, and librarians contributed countless (I tried but lost track) pieces of advice to promote your book and support your career. There are resources, links, and videos.

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Picture book writers looking to chart a course through the publicity maze should check out  Katie Davis’s e-book How to Promote Your Children’s Book: Tips, Tricks, and Secrets to Create a Bestseller. Katie covers everything an author might need. She provides an overview of the options and gives step by step guidance about  where to begin and how to continue. She’s enthusiastic and experienced and her message is clear: you CAN do this – and have fun at the same time. Packed with resources, samples and examples, and saturated with Katie’s warmth and enthusiasm…this book could save your promotional life.

Simone Kaplan

picture book editor, consultant, coach


Cheers for this mighty useful, mighty rich new book! This is a great tool!

Emma D Dryden

children’s editorial & publishing consultant, drydenbks LLC


“…this one publication is better than every other article I have read on promotion…EVERY other thing….I joined all the organizations and have researched lots of sites on writing children’s lit and promotion in particular, but your book covered it better than all the others…plus I loved all the links. Thanks for such an in-depth, yet easy to understand book. Bless your heart Katie Davis.”

Sharon Stanley

aspiring author


How do you keep your children’s book from drowning in the “sea of books” published every year? In her book, How to Promote Your Children’s Book, Author/Illustrator Katie Davis has put together many “tips, tricks, and secrets” in a helpful, informative, and entertaining way. I highly recommend this book to anyone wanting innovative ideas for promoting a new book.

Ruth Sanderson



Katie Davis is my hero! How to Promote Your Children’s Book is an amazing reference that no author should be without. Katie cuts through the hype, confusion and fear of self-promotion with sound advice, practical application and a ton of how-to resources. Her tone is down-to-earth as she generously shares what she knows, shows what works and what doesn’t and encourages us to shine with easy-to-complete homework tasks. Above all, she reminds us to keep our marketing real and to genuinely connect with our readers – something she has elevated to an art form!

Lisa Tiffin

freelance writer












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