Set It Apart

Set It Apart

One of the easiest book genres to write is children’s books. Children’s books do not have to be lengthy or got into a lot of details.

The vocabulary used is simple for young children to understand.

You can fill some pages with illustrations and some pages with a sentence to a short paragraph. Writing it is easy.

Nothing is Easy

Somewhere down the line, a difficulty arises. That difficulty with children’s books is not completing the project but marketing it. With a lot of writers trying to reach a young audience, there is a lot of competition.

It’s not impossible to succeed with a children’s book since a large number of authors do succeed with them.

The thing to keep in mind with children’s books is that it has to set itself apart from the rest. For example, Eric Carle’s “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” has very colorful images that appeal to children and draw them into the story of a tiny caterpillar’s bottomless pit of an appetite.

They see the caterpillar eat through a bright red apple and then through a lot of colorful foods.

Carle’s illustrations also use colored tissue paper as opposed to images colored from paint, crayons, pencils, or even computer-generated images.

Carle’s pages contain a simple sentence or two that hold a child’s attention.

Marketing the book is another difficulty for the self-publishing author of any genre. Unless the author has hired a marketing firm to promote the book, there is a lot of hard work involved in coming up with a marketing plan to reach a target audience, get potential customers interested in buying the book, and getting potential retailers interested in selling it in their stores.

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