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Writing for children: Mistakes to avoid: After publication

You’ve finally got your children’s book in your sticky mitts. Avoid these ten mistakes to ensure you’ll soon be pressing into customers’ hands instead, advises Amy Sparkes

III: AFTER PUBLICATION

In the previous two months, we’ve looked at common mistakes to avoid when writing a story for children and when submitting your book. This month, in the last of our mini-series for beginners, we look at what not to do after your book is published!

1 Don’t hold a book launch

Congratulations! Your book is written, published and about to make its way in the big, wide world. Unless you’re incredibly lucky to have an overnight success on your hand, it’s important that you publicise your book to announce its arrival. There are mixed views on whether a launch actually affect sales figures or not, but at least by holding one you are stating that your book is here, and it’s worth celebrating.

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