3 tips for self-publishing a full color children’s book

Have you ever considered writing and publishing
a children’s book, either to share with your children,
your family, or with the whole wide world?

Believe it or not, it is easier than you might think. With full-color on-demand publishing, children’s books as short as four pages can be designed, printed, published, and distributed worldwide.

Here are 3 quick tips for writing your children’s book:

  1. Write for your audience – Do not use words that are inappropriate for the age group. For instance, did you know the longest word in the English language is pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcaniconiosis?
  2. Make every page countWhile Outskirts Press can publish children’s books as short as 4 pages, the two most common lengths are 16 pages and 32 pages.
  3. Maintain a moral It’s important that someone in the story demonstrates positive traits. Children seek role models in stories.

What about original full-color illustrations?

It used to be that adding full-color drawings to your children’s story was the largest obstacle of all. Children’s illustrations used to be very expensive, they would take forever to be finished, and the artist often wanted to split the royalties with you.

No longer! Now you can choose from over a dozen different styles, starting as low as $100 per full-page original illustration. Plus, you don’t have to split any of your royalties with the artist!

Take a peek at some of the award-winning illustration styles available when you publish your full color children’s story with Outskirts Press:


See all of our illustration styles here.

(Hint: Full-color publishing works for non-children’s books, too. Any book that requires full-color interior printing will do…)

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