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Publishing a Children’s Picture Book: A Self Study of Research Experience

Esh, Rachael Alexis
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About eighty percent of the United States population believes they have an idea for a book, but few bring it into existence (Epstein, 2002). The average published US book sells less than 200 copies per year and less than 1,000 over its lifetime. According to the Alliance of Independent Authors, indie authors earn more on average than traditionally published authors. Self-published, or indie authors, have more creative control of their book. They have more responsibility, yet also more freedom in their creative work. The purpose of this project was to explore, experience, and record the process of turning an idea into a self-published book. Recording this process also hoped to serve as a resource for others interested in the process of publishing a book.
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University of Wyoming. Libraries
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Children's books , Publishing , Writer , Illustrator , storytelling , art , science
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