Friday, October 16, 2009
This week I had two opportunities to learn about the processes of publishing, marketing, and promoting children’s picture books. The first was at the Twin Cities Book Festival, Saturday, October 10th. I was an exhibiting author and sold enough copies of my book, “There’s a Frog on My Forehead,” to come away with a smile on my face. However, the book sales weren’t the main reason for attending this event. I was surrounded by wonderful authors, illustrators, editors, and publishers all sharing and exchanging stories, successful tactics, and strategies. Thank you to RAIN TAXI for allowing me to participate in this great event.
The second event was the 2009 Education Minnesota Professional Conference. I was an exhibitor with Beaver’s Pond Press. Our booth was filled with authors, some of them also educators, who have recently published books. This was a wonderful opportunity to meet with educators from a variety of school districts to discuss school visits, and our books. I enjoyed meeting so many students and student teachers, who were filled with excellent ideas for educating our kids.