Originally Answered: I want to publish a Children's book?
please read this thoroughly to publish properly.
• Come up with a basic idea for your story. Answer these questions. What genre is it? Who are the main characters? What audience will the book be aimed at? And most importantly, what's the book about?
Once you have the details of your story, write out an event line. This can include as many details as you want but keep in mind you don't want to write out every single detail, save that for the book. But you also don't want a grand total of three things on your line either!
Start your rough draft. When writing the rough draft don't look back to correct. Just don't. Correcting comes after the rough draft.
When you are done the rough draft, look it over. If you don't like the way something sounds, re-write that part. Look up words if you're not sure how they're spelled, it's always better to be safe than sorry! If you've used 'said' too many times, remember it is not required if it's obvious who is speaking. And if it is needed, but there is still too many 'saids' replace them with words that show more emotion, like 'screamed,' 'whimpered,' 'sobbed,' etc. Make sure to use them in the correct context.
Find someone that you know will be honest to you. They will be your beta. Basically their job is to read your story make note on parts in the story that they liked and didn't like and how to improve the story. They will also correct your story again for any spelling or grammar errors you might have missed. Read your beta's notes and the story when they are all done.
Type the rough draft up. This is not your final copy. You will need to have an editor first.
Write the editor copy. Use large margins so they can write notes. and on every page after that always start it with the title, page number, and your last name, this is in case it gets separated from the rest of the papers.
Send it in to an editor.
Type and print out your final copy with the corrections the editor made added in.
Find a publisher willing to read a younger author's work. You can look up publishers in your phone book to find local ones or you can search for it to find better-known ones.
Send the final copy in to the publisher of your choosing.
Think of an attention grabbing cover and first few paragraphs.
• Don't overuse adjectives or adverbs.
• Think of your beta as your own personal editor.
• Double space the copy you send to an editor so they can make notes without the confusing arrows all over the place.
• Don't take criticism too hard, better to hear it from your editor than be rejected from the publisher.
• The thesaurus is your new best friend. Don't use it every word, but if you want to have a few fancy-sounding words in each sentence, this is where you turn. For example, turn, "Mary said that John was a clumsy fool." into, "Mary murmured that John was an inept fool,' Microsoft Word has one built in. Just right click on the word and select 'synonyms'.
• If you really want to publish, you could use a self publishing company to make it easier so you'll have a less chance of being rejected.
• Write because you like to write, not just for money.
• If you don't like to write, you want this for fame or money, then don't. Do what you like to do... Let your HEART be your guide!
• This is more for you than fame. Do this for yourself, make the book reflect yourself.
• Be creative. Have fun with it.
• If you're doing this for fame or wealth you may want to consider another career path. Authors only become famous if their books are a hit.
• Don't get your hopes up too high, editors and publishers read thousands of books from authors who want to hit it big.