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If you love to write, publishing a book may be your lifelong dream. Authors are often inspired to revisit their youth and consider the world from a child’s perspective, often after watching their own children and grandchildren. AuthorHouse understands your needs, and we provide the services to make your children’s book a reality. We aid you in the proper planning and execution of your book, as you choose from our myriad of publishing and marketing packages, controlling the creative process every step of the way.
Most book publishers agree that before writing and illustrating a children’s book, it’s essential to develop an overall concept for the project. A solid concept can determine how the theme, plot, characters, setting, tone, and illustrations will all work together to present your overall vision for the book.
Choosing the narration style for your story is another defining aspect of your writing. Third-person narration tends to be more effective with elementary-age children in picture books, while middle school and young adult readers tend to identify with first-person narration. Either way, a good children’s story has an even mix of narration and dialogue.
Writing for a young audience requires all the elements of a good story—well-developed characters, conflict and plot resolution, and an underlying theme—and these elements must be condensed into less text than one average chapter in a typical novel. “Less is more” is a good rule of thumb when writing for young readers, who prefer shorter words, sentences, and paragraphs. As the word count in your story decreases, each word becomes more significant and meaningful. The illustrations in your book are equally important, as they relay key storytelling elements to children, who perceive the world primarily by vision before they fully learn how to read.
As a self-publishing company, AuthorHouse wants to give you the tools to reach your goals. Whether you want your book in a bookstore, on television and radio, or even on the big screen, our services allow you to create a top quality book that targets your audience and market.