Indie Publishing

© Melissa Mwai

Independent publishing (or self publishing) is an increasingly popular option for children's authors and illustrators. If you indie publish, make sure you put out a professional product. This may include paying to have it professionally critiqued, edited, and designed. Beware of vanity presses that charge high fees for their services.

Information specific to indie children's publishing

General Articles

10 Things to Know when Working with an Illustrator

Good indie publishing sites

A Newbie's Guide to Publishing 

The Book Designer 

Why Ourboox is Worth Checking Out (a free platform to publish picture books)  Check it out: Ourboox

Authors Beware

Writer's Beware 


Tips for Marketing Self-Published Children's Books


BookBub Ads 101: How the Auction Model Works

Covers & Design

8 Cover Design Secrets Publishers Use to Manipulate Readers into Buying Books

Production & Distribution


Audiobook Publishing and Distribution: Getting Started Guide for Authors


Other Resources