Four Essential Resources (Plus A Few Others) For Aspiring and Established Black Children's Book Authors

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Because there are very few traditionally published children's books written by and about Black people, many Black writers are taking it upon themselves to be the change they wish to see, by publishing their own children's books.
Here are some essential resources to help you along your publishing journey: 

Black Baby Books is a service that makes it easier to discover children's books with Black characters. The company offers affordable advertising options, and it is a great resource for gaining insight on the types of books that appear to be of greatest interest to Black children's book buyers.

Scroll through the Black Baby Books feed on Instagram to discover some of the best-performing books and content types, and check out their free book promotion opportunity called Kid Lit Pitch!

The Author Hive
is a community for authors, editors, publishers, illustrators, and store owners, that provides daily motivation; marketing tips; interview spotlights; and insightful conversations on the Clubhouse app focused on book publishing best practices.

Six Figure Self-Publishing Secrets with Crystal Swain-Bates
is an exceptional Facebook group in which best-selling children's book author Crystal Swain-Bates helps guide aspiring authors in the publishing process. She also offers courses that help published authors better market their books.This is a group that authors rave about!

Black Authors and Publishers
is a club hosted on the Clubhouse app that was founded by best-selling author Delanda Coleman. It is a place for Black authors and publishers to discuss ways to monetize their IP and ideas through publishing.

Plus A Few Others:

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