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Becoming an Author

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I share my journey to becoming a self-published children's author, of the ever-growing series of children's books, known as The Rhymers. I offer insights into how you too can be successful as a published author. I am available for public speaking events and schools visits. Please contact me through either www.andrewbuller.com or www.meettherhymers.com.

Becoming an Author

  1. 1. ecoming an ndrew uthor uller
  2. 2. Story Time!
  3. 3. hymers The
  4. 4. About The Rhymers • 26 characters • 13 rhyming pairs • LiveonRhyme Island • + MubblePup • + TheRumbers
  5. 5. Mubble Pup Always mubbled up Dizzy-leg-sick Spot him in every story Will have his own stories too!
  6. 6. The Rhymers books • The Rhymers – story book • Colour Me Rhymers – story & colouring book • Puzzling Rhymers – puzzle book
  7. 7. Colour Me Rhymers Splat spot!
  8. 8. Puzzling Rhymers
  9. 9. hymers The Dream to Reality
  10. 10. Becoming an Author and so much more… Writer Author Illustrator Book designer Web designer Social media Marketing/PR Legal/Finance Speaker Reading Planning
  11. 11. Go with the flow… Writing Drawing Designing UploadingWebMarketing
  12. 12. riting
  13. 13. Once a child, always a child! Mr Men wallpaper until age 13!! Always loved writing stories and drawing
  14. 14. An Idea is Born… The Rhymers – Crash & Dash – 4/2/11 5am!! 26 characters to find
  15. 15. Early Stories The Rhyme Doctors
  16. 16. A story within a story From a broken place to a hoping place Encouragement of close family & friends God’s love - Staplehurst Free Church – Ryan Ahern A new purpose, a new direction
  17. 17. rite, rite, rite… 4 years in the making Many, many versions Learning my craft – read, read, read Trying out stories with children Edit, edit, edit Proof to publish
  18. 18. rawing
  19. 19. Parts to Pictures Mubble Pup in bits!
  20. 20. Adobe Illustrator
  21. 21. esign
  22. 22. Adobe InDesign Book Cover
  23. 23. Adobe InDesign Book Interior
  24. 24. ploading
  25. 25. Amazon CreateSpace
  26. 26. CreateSpace Pricing
  27. 27. Pricing – Sizing - Competitors 6 inch square (Amazoncut£4.17) 8 inch square (Amazoncut£4.17) Egmont–MrMen, ThomasTheTankEngine-£2.99 Picturebooks £4.99-£6.99
  28. 28. Onto Amazon
  29. 29. eb
  30. 30. .meettherhymers.com
  31. 31. Social Media - Facebook www.facebook.com/meettherhymers
  32. 32. Social Media - Twitter @MeetTheRhymers @ABullerAuthor
  33. 33. eBooks • Many readers, many formats – Kindle, Kobo, iBooks, Nook • Much to learn & still to come… Beyond Amazon • BookBaby • SmashWords • Traditional Publishers
  34. 34. School Visits • Inspire children to love reading, writing, drawing • Provide educational resources
  35. 35. To come… • Many more books! • eBooks • Website & social media development • Talks & school visits • Other book series – The Rising Rhymers
  36. 36. Becoming an Author IS so much more… Writer Author Illustrator Book designer Web designer Social media Marketing/PR Legal/Finance Speaker Reading Planning
  37. 37. Story Time!
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