Create Children’s Book Flyers for More Sales

Think children’s book flyers sounds a bit of an out-dated? When you release your new book, you’ll need to get word out. And while there are many new avenues you can use to promote your book, it’s a good idea to keep some of the old-school favourites such as flyers.

Children’s book flyers can be used online as an image to promote your new release. You can also print the flyers and post them out to schools, libraries and bookstores. The trouble is, once you start designing, it can be hard to work out how to layout your flyer. Hopefully, this post will help.

Step 1:

Download your free flyer template. This is a layout just to give you an idea on one way to position your images and text. It will also help limit your yearning to put in too much information. Remember, a flyer is for a novel, it doesn’t have to be a novel.

Children's book flyers for sales

Step 2:

Let’s fill it in with your upcoming book details! I’m going to give examples based on my upcoming guide for young writers (my market target for this example is teachers).

Heading

Make it short, catchy, shocking, intriguing or related to a current buzz. What could connect readers with your book? Don’t be generic with terms like ‘book launch’ or ‘new book’. For my upcoming young writer’s guide, I’d be using the heading:

TEACH CREATIVE WRITING THE EASY WAY

Subheading

What does the book offer, or what problem can it solve?

Improve students’ grades with this complete workshop

When and Where

If this is for a book launch, put in your venue details, but if it’s about a new release, just details about the locality of the author and the release date. Consumers, especially schools, will want to know the publication is current.

Queensland release, January 2018

Book Blurb

Keep it short! One or two brief and punchy paragraphs about the book. If this is for a fiction book, you can use your back blurb (which should also be VERY short). No, the reader does not need to know that your characters once crossed paths in a diner, but at the time were both involved with other people, one of those other people having commitment issues due to abuse as a child because their mother had a drinking problem and their father was distant… NO. Just no. Write it short, then shorten it. A lot of authors, especially Indie authors, sabotage their book’s success by rambling on in the blurb. For non-fiction, an overview of what the book offers.

Students will love the fun activities and tips to bring out their most amazing descriptions and story ideas. They’ll be begging to write more creative pieces with this method that takes them from basic to master storyteller… and every lesson is planned for you!

Quotes

Preferably testimonials, but if that is not available you can choose the best line from your book.

Thank you, my students are now writing at a much higher level, they’re even winning literary competitions!

Author Bio

You don’t need to say much here, keep it short and relevant to the book.

Charmaine Clancy is the best-selling author of humorous adventures. She also teaches and designs lessons for High School Literacy and presents writing workshops for students, teachers and writers.

Call to Action

Tell the reader exactly what you want them to do.

Order your class set today!

Product Details

Include ISBN, page count, product type (hardcover, paperback, ebook) and price. Also include any special discounts for bulk buys.

Clear Instruction

If orders are online, provide the link directly to the order page, or include a form if orders are via mail. Do not send people to your homepage of your website, send them to the purchase page.

Contact Details

Keep with the theme of minimal. How would you prefer your clients to contact you? Use your publishing house name and an email or phone number. Don’t list every link you have (like Facebook, Twitter, Skype, etc).

Hot Doggy Digital Press – sales@HotDoggyDigitalPress.com

Okay, I hope this post helps you to promote your next event or book with a snazzy flyer!

Motivate your child to study with an awesome planner

With so many appealing distractions, it can be tricky to motivate your child to study. I can’t count how many times we’ve had emotional breakdowns in our house the night before tests and motivate your child to studyassignment deadlines because one of our daughters (or both of them) had not prepared. As a mother and a teacher, this can be frustrating.

Finally, I’ve found a method that encourages my teenager to hit the books (and even drink enough water and get to bed at a reasonable time) and I did it by accident. Here’s some things I tried, so maybe they can help your happy family too.

Motivate your child to accomplish just about anything

Use their non-productive passion to trick them 

We are a geeky household. We love Doctor Who, comic books and Buffy the Vampire Slayer. One of my youngest daughter’s favourite interests is the Batman world. She likes the comics, the video games and the series ‘Gotham’. Batman is kinda cool, but mostly she favours the villains, especially Harley Quinn.

So, with InDesign, downloaded fonts and clipart (mostly from AdobeStock), we spent some quality mother/daughter time together creating the following template.

Study planner for studentsstudy organiser for kids

She has a spot for all homework and upcoming assignments for the week, a tick list for her extra study areas and goals, a fun bubble to create riddles (I’m pretty sure you can guess which villain inspired that), a spot for post-it-notes and then the weekly planner. I negotiated to get a box for ‘Family Activity’, which usually ends up being a board game.

your child and their homeworkThe end result? She loves her planner as much as I love mine (you can get your writer’s planner free on the sidebar or below).

We’re also a little addicted to creating planners and are already ‘planning’ the next one!

You could do this with just about any topic. And if you like this one lots and lots, let me know and we’ll turn it into a template and upload it to share.

Stay creative!

Charmaine

Brisbane Writing Event for Kids

Brisbane Writing Workshop for Kids

Friday, December 16th

2-5pm

Paddington Hall (Brisbane)

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These workshops will share lots of shortcuts and tips to help explain, dissect and ‘get’ what good storytelling is all about. It’s also a great way for your child to meet up with other creatives and express themselves in a fun environment. Charmaine’s teen helpers will make them feel at ease right away.

Your child will be published!

That’s right, we will choose one of their creations to add to the event’s anthology. All participants will be included and the stories combined into an ebook (PDF) available for download from the iTeenWrite website! This is a great way to boost children’s confidence in writing. The eBook will be ready for download about a week after the event – all parents will be emailed when it’s ready to go (I’ll make sure it’s up in time to send out for Christmas).

Included:

  • Snacks provided (if your child has food allergies, please provide them with a suitable snack)
  • Worksheets and activities
  • Interactive games to inspire creativity
  • Writing materials provided
  • A story from each child will be scanned, edited and put into a story anthology eBook, which you and familiy and friends can download from iTeenWrite for free!

SEATS ARE LIMITED!

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