Proper Book Festival

Discover the recommended word count for a picturebook, how long a middle grade novel should ideally be, what agents and publishers are looking for when it comes to children’s books, and hear from a wide range of book industry experts on all aspects of writing and publishing for children. This back to basics event will provide the no-nonsense information you need to get your children’s book idea off the ground. Plus hear children’s writers and illustrators talk about how they got published and give tips for new writers and illustrators.

I was invited to be one of the panellist to share How I Got Published – Debut Writers Talk about Their Journey to Publication and Share Their Writing and Publishing Tips . Chaired by Patricia Forde we had a discussion on the pro and cons of self publishing vs the traditional route. I shared my top 5 tips of how to create and self publish a book.