Children’s Books

Using Amazon’s Kindle Kids’ Book Creator (and a Work-Around for 1 Shortcoming)

The Kindle Kid’s Book Creator (KKBC) is a new free tool from Amazon that allows anyone to create children’s illustrated eBooks. Why is this significant? Because books in this category—think Goodnight Moon, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, Green Eggs and Ham—are more challenging and expensive to program than standard text-based narrative eBooks. Regular eBooks, also called …

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Fixed Format eBook Presentation-Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators

This past weekend the San Diego chapter of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators held a symposium titled Self-Publishing: How it Works and I was one of five panelists. I focused my presentation on what I consider to be the key differences between traditional, i.e. reflowable, eBooks and publishing eBooks for children. I’ve …

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