I’m very excited to share that I decided to go ahead and self-publish my nonfiction story that I’ve been working on! That’s because it will take me a few more posts to explain the submission process I go through with my other manuscript that I plan to submit to Kaeden Books right now. But this story was already ready to go.
I wanted to share it with you so you can see the final product and try doing this yourself! The title is PETS OF THE PRESIDENT. You can click on the link to where it’s posted in my store at Teachers Pay Teachers.
It took me quite a bit of time to look up and find royalty free images at the Library of Congress that I could use in my story. Plus I had to plug in my footnotes for my research on my own version of the manuscript so I could keep this for future reference. That took me quite a while, too. (But it’s great practice on such a short manuscript for you to see what the research process is like if you want to write nonfiction for kids.)
Then I wrote some discussion questions and activities for the teacher to use that support the Common Core State Standards.
And finally, I walked through the submission process to get this up and running on Teachers Pay Teachers. I had to make a cover, write a blurb for selling it to teachers, and upload it onto their site.
But now it’s finished and available to purchase.
And if you have any questions about all this, just let me know! After Thanksgiving, I’ll start sharing how to wrap up your nonfiction story and submit it to Kaeden Books. And then after that, we’ll walk through the process of writing and submitting an early chapter book to them!