Welcome to the August 2019 edition of CKT
Celebrate Love Your Bookshop Day on Saturday 10 August 2019
Happy Book Week - 17 – 23 August 2019 – Reading is My Secret Power
Creative Kids Tales Story Collection 2
I love the opportunities the children’s writing industry has awarded me. In my 20+ years in this industry, I’ve worn many hats. My most recognised ones would be:
- Published Author
- Festival Director
- Radio Host
- and founder of Creative Kids Tales.
I’m currently putting the final touches on the upcoming Creative Kids Tales Story Collection 2 publication.
Wearing my publisher's hat is certainly an experience. I have so much respect and appreciation for the publishing process and the tireless work of the amazing publishers in this industry. Helping to bring to life author’s and illustrator’s stories is a massive responsibility. It needs to be done right.
The aim of this project was to share the publishing process with Creative Kids Tales’ members. From the initial point of acceptance, to the editing, publishing and marketing stages of the project. Then finally, sales of the finished product.
The publication is now in the final proof stages, and I look forward to sharing more about this publication in the September edition of What’s New. You can also follow all the updates on the Creative Kids Tales Network Group page. Watch this space 😊
Last month I talked about hitting those small wins. It has always been a dream of mine to have a book on the Premier’s Reading Challenge list. Just before this edition went to print, I learned I’ve reached that goal, with not only one of my books, but all three on the list:
- Clover’s BIG Ideas
- and In the Shadow of an Elephant.
View Georgie's books in the Premier’s Reading Challenge
Happy 100!! Competition
We’ve now hit 100 manuscript assessments. And we’ve decided to celebrate in style.
We are running a competition. But here’s the thing, we are giving away TWO Picture Book Manuscript Assessments (valued at $99 each).
So that means TWO happy winners! Woo hoo!!
Wait for it…..you can trade-in your prize (Manuscript Assessment) and upgrade it to our Author Personal Training. All you need to do is pay the difference between the two services.
You can enter twice (if you choose to) by answering both questions below, therefore doubling your chances of winning (i.e. each question answered is one entry).
Here’s how to enter:
- In 30 words or less, tell us the most beneficial information you have sourced from the CKT site or services and explain how it has helped your writing.
- In 30 words or less, what would you like us to include on the CKT website and explain why this would be beneficial to you?
Competition opens: 1 August 2019
Competition closes: 31 August 2019
The winners will be announced on the Creative Kids Tales What’s New page on 1 October 2019
Visit our competition page for more details.
Have you stopped by the CKT blog lately?
We’ve reviewed some books, chatted with industry writer folk and shared some tips and techniques to help you on your creative journey.
Don’t forget - The Creative Kids Tales Facebook page is now closed.
We decided to close this Facebook page as it no longer accommodates our needs.
As an industry leader, CKT will continue to assist you via our new Facebook group the Creative Kids Tales Network Group.
It’s as easy as visiting our Network Page and joining www.facebook.com/groups/CreativeKidsTalesNetwork
Have a great month everyone!