Thoughts on publishing children's book about pet chicken

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by aringisthething, Feb 5, 2018.

  1. aringisthething

    aringisthething In the Brooder

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    Growing up on a small dairy farm, I was in charge of our Rhode Island Reds, and one of the flock's beauties became my pet, whom I named "Cluck-Cluck" - I know, not the most creative! She and I were the best of friends, and my five siblings and I used to play dress up with her. My mother even let me bring her in the house. Every day I took her out of the chicken house to roam freely around the farm. Instinctively, I guess I knew "free-range" would become the rage!

    One of the things I love about living in Thailand is time to write; in a quiet, warm, green space (unless of course the Thais are having a 10-day festival with blaring music heard miles away). I have written the rough draft of a children's non-fiction, picture book targeted to chicken lovers of all ages, and also to conservative, farm families, as I grew up Mennonite. The crux of the book is as follows: a young girl overcomes her conservative's family's doubts about making a chicken her pet. So I am currently in the very, very long process of revising my draft, and I welcome any thoughts on the writing and publishing process. [I already know to prepare myself for the rejection letters.]

    For example, any recommendations for publishing houses? writing contests? self-publish? e-book? target audience? your personal experiences?

    Many thanks for your input!
     
  2. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

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    Hi again, I responded to your other thread here on New Members Introductions.
     
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  3. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Free Ranging

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    Regarding avoiding rejection letters, aside from writing a good book, grab your audience in the first 5 pages.
     
  4. 007Sean

    007Sean Addict

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    Howdy:welcome:frow Happy:ya to have you join the family. Enjoy your time here at BYC! :)
    Best wishes with your writing endeavors.
     
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  5. WhiteWyan

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    rjohns39 Addict

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    Hi and welcome to BYC :frow We're so happy you've decided to join us:ya
     
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  7. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician

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    Hopefully the information provided by @ChickenCanoe and @WhiteWyan will assist you in your process. Good luck.
     
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  8. KettermanHillCoop

    KettermanHillCoop Crowing

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    This link will provide you with some Christian publishers. Do some research to find a good fit for you. I'm a ghostwriter, so I don't deal with any publishing issues directly.

    Best of luck to you!
     
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  9. KettermanHillCoop

    KettermanHillCoop Crowing

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    Where are you located? Depending on your location, you may be able to locate a small outfit that tailors to your Mennonite background. This publisher, would be great if you were in my neck of the woods. :)
     
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