How to Write a Picture Book Teacher's Guide | Brain Burps About Books Children's Publishing Podcast

Podcast #157

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  • Don’t forget it’s PiBoIdMo! check out Tara Lazar’s blog for amazing guest bloggers! Crazy amounts of traffic!
  • It’s Picture Book Month! As one of the co-founders, I’m supporting PBM with a month-long celebration right here on the show, so come back every Wednesday for the festivities! Also check out the PBM site here! Get a copy of Marcie Colleen‘s Picture Book Teacher’s Guide here.

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Indie Publishing Experiment
  • Last week I talked about how I was starting an experiment in indie publishing. Here is the subject of the experiment:

I’m creating a Launch Team. If you want to sign up, do it by Sunday, because I’m closing the membership Sunday night, possibly Monday morning. This thing will be a short term learning experiment. It will be very cool and incredibly informative and you’ll be able to use it for your own launches. Sign up below, or learn more here. This is a Christmas book, so I want to launch it by Thanksgiving. I’m only accepting a limited number of people to this list so sign up if you are seriously willing to take action and be a part of this experiment.
UPDATE: Membership is now closed, but I’ll be keeping everyone in the know as this adventure progresses through my blog and podcast!

In This Week’s Episode You’ll Hear
  • A question from a listener with answers from two experts!
  • All about the Launch Team Marketing Experiment
  • About a unique Kickstarter campaign and the first post all about it
  • An interview with Picture Book Month Educational Consultant Marcie Colleen
 In The Interview You’ll Hear
  • How to Write a Picture Book Teacher’s Guide with Marcie Colleen
  • What makes a good teacher’s guide
  • How to get a teacher guide to extend the life of your book
  • How to make a guide work for you as a marketing tool
  • Why the Picture Book Month Teacher’s Guide was created
  • About Mr. Tiger goes Lego (see below)

Here is Mr. Tiger (well, when he’s smiling…):


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