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Presented by children’s author Andrew Buller
www.meettherhymers.com www.andrewbuller.com @ABullerAuthor
• Raised & educated in Staplehurst/Cranbrook, Kent
• Worked in schools & IT sector
• Always wanted to write stories, inspi...
www.meettherhymers.com
Introducing The Rhymers
• 26 characters
• 13 rhyming pairs
• Live on Rhyme Island
• The Rising Rhym...
• The Rhymers – story book
• Colour Me Rhymers – story & colouring book
• Puzzling Rhymers – puzzle book
The Rhymers Books
The Rising Rhymers
Alphabet Rhymers
Mubble Pup
Becoming an Author
is so much more…
Writer
Author
Illustrator
Book designer
Web designer
Social media
Marketing/PR
Legal/F...
Writing Drawing Designing
UploadingWebMarketing
Workflow
riting
The Rhymers – Crash & Dash – 4/2/11 5am!!
26 characters to find
An idea is born…
rite, rite, rite…
• 4 years in the making
• Many, many versions
• Learning my craft – read, read, read
• Trialing stories ...
rawing
Mubble Pup in bits!
Parts to Pictures
Adobe Illustrator
esign
Book Cover
Adobe InDesign
Book Interior
Adobe InDesign
For re-flowable text eg; fiction books
Scrivener
ploading
Amazon’s CreateSpace
On Amazon
Create own author page
eb
.meettherhymers.com
.andrewbuller.com
www.facebook.com/meettherhymers
Social Media - Facebook
@MeetTheRhymers @ABullerAuthor
Social Media - Twitter
• Many readers, many formats – Kindle, Kobo, iBooks, Nook
• BookBaby, SmashWords, IngramSpark…
• Traditional Publishers
eB...
• Inspire children to love reading, writing, drawing
• Provide educational resources
School Visits
• Homeless charity in Canterbury – www.catchinglives.org
• European Union funding to raise literacy of homeless
• Presente...
Fulfilling your writing dream
• Very affordable – Print on Demand
• Consultancy service – www.andrewbuller.com
“For that b...
&
A Guide to Self-Publishing
A Guide to Self-Publishing
A Guide to Self-Publishing
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A Guide to Self-Publishing

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Andrew Buller, author of the children's series, The Rhymers, guides you through the process of self-publishing children's picture books. He takes you right through the process from initial ideas, to honing your writing skills, to how he uses the Adobe Professional suite to produce his books. Andrew demonstrates how straight-forward it can be to get your work onto Amazon and ideas for marketing your work.

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A Guide to Self-Publishing

  1. 1. Presented by children’s author Andrew Buller www.meettherhymers.com www.andrewbuller.com @ABullerAuthor
  2. 2. • Raised & educated in Staplehurst/Cranbrook, Kent • Worked in schools & IT sector • Always wanted to write stories, inspire others • Never grown up so writing for children perfect job! Author | Illustrator | Designer | Consultant | Speaker | Tutor www.andrewbuller.com
  3. 3. www.meettherhymers.com Introducing The Rhymers • 26 characters • 13 rhyming pairs • Live on Rhyme Island • The Rising Rhymers • Mubble Pup • The Rumbers
  4. 4. • The Rhymers – story book • Colour Me Rhymers – story & colouring book • Puzzling Rhymers – puzzle book The Rhymers Books
  5. 5. The Rising Rhymers
  6. 6. Alphabet Rhymers
  7. 7. Mubble Pup
  8. 8. Becoming an Author is so much more… Writer Author Illustrator Book designer Web designer Social media Marketing/PR Legal/Finance Speaker Reading Planning
  9. 9. Writing Drawing Designing UploadingWebMarketing Workflow
  10. 10. riting
  11. 11. The Rhymers – Crash & Dash – 4/2/11 5am!! 26 characters to find An idea is born…
  12. 12. rite, rite, rite… • 4 years in the making • Many, many versions • Learning my craft – read, read, read • Trialing stories with children • Edit, edit, edit • Proof to publish
  13. 13. rawing
  14. 14. Mubble Pup in bits! Parts to Pictures
  15. 15. Adobe Illustrator
  16. 16. esign
  17. 17. Book Cover Adobe InDesign
  18. 18. Book Interior Adobe InDesign
  19. 19. For re-flowable text eg; fiction books Scrivener
  20. 20. ploading
  21. 21. Amazon’s CreateSpace
  22. 22. On Amazon Create own author page
  23. 23. eb
  24. 24. .meettherhymers.com
  25. 25. .andrewbuller.com
  26. 26. www.facebook.com/meettherhymers Social Media - Facebook
  27. 27. @MeetTheRhymers @ABullerAuthor Social Media - Twitter
  28. 28. • Many readers, many formats – Kindle, Kobo, iBooks, Nook • BookBaby, SmashWords, IngramSpark… • Traditional Publishers eBooks Beyond Amazon
  29. 29. • Inspire children to love reading, writing, drawing • Provide educational resources School Visits
  30. 30. • Homeless charity in Canterbury – www.catchinglives.org • European Union funding to raise literacy of homeless • Presented creative writing workshop at 3 day literary festival • Producing own children’s book – Harbledown Hope Sharing my skills - Catching Lives
  31. 31. Fulfilling your writing dream • Very affordable – Print on Demand • Consultancy service – www.andrewbuller.com “For that book inside you”
  32. 32. &

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