Monroe, NC – Jim Henson once said, "The most sophisticated people I know - inside they are all children.” Indeed, writing for a younger audience requires the unique ability to unlock a child’s imagination. It’s why children’s books are widely considered the most difficult books to write.
Children’s books are also incredibly difficult to publish; most publishing houses reject any manuscript that fails to meet their criteria. With many of the larger publishers five years from even considering new submissions, there couldn’t be a better time to self-publish your book.
Tina Morgan is the founder and CEO of Auntie M Children’s Books Publishing, an independent publishing company specializing in a diverse array of children's picture books, young adult novels, children's poetry and educational fiction and nonfiction.
“We look for books that are inspirational, educational and motivational that read like a movie in the young reader’s mind,” says Morgan.
Auntie M offers aspiring authors a unique approach to publishing through its workshops and network of authors, illustrators and scholars across the country.
“I saw so many authors spending needless amounts of money publishing their children’s books,” says Morgan. “I found a way to do it less expensively while delivering a better quality.”
Auntie M takes the fear out of self-publishing, allowing authors to have a sit-down meeting with an editor to critique your work. Auntie M’s also helps train authors how to improve their stories to make them more marketable.
“We don’t dash the author’s hopes,” says Morgan. “They may have a wonderful story, but it may not have been written as well as the story deserves. We help cultivate their ideas and teach them to be better authors."
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