Aspiring Authors & Illustrators
Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI)
This is a great organization that provides advice, meetings, and much more! Once Upon A Time is honored to host the Mingle for our local SFV/Glendale chapter, check the calendar for their next meeting.
We Need Diverse Books (WNDB)
Diversity of voices and stories is important and the grassroots organization, We Need Diverse Books is a great resource for those who are underrepresented in children's publishing.
Indie-Friendly Publishing Options
We know that there are a lot of options out there to get your book published. We are not able to carry books from self-publishing platforms that have predatory pricing practices that directly compete with independent bookstores like Once Upon A Time. Below are two options that are more indie-friendly and support a healthy publishing market.
Ingram is a standard distributor for booksellers all over the country and they are now offering a publishing service. Check out their website here for more information.
KOBO Writing Life
KOBO is a e-reader that many independent bookstores like Once Upon A Time sell and offer on their websites. KOBO offers e-book publishing. More details can be found here.
Read more about Best Practices for Authors Who Want Thier Book in Bookstores from the Huffington Post.
With a gentleness of wit, emotion and spot-on humor, Schmidt brings to life 6th grader Carter Jones as he navigates a tough time in his life, with the help of one Mr. Bowles-Fitzpatrick, who drives an eggplant-hued Bentley and gives advice, both needed and not wanted, as the Jones' family new butler. Interspersed with cricket references - "the finest game in the world" - wonderful and enlightened vocabulary fit for a proper gentleman, Schmidt tackles grief and abandonment with his signature insight, lightness and heart. As the butler says to his charges "make good decisions and remember who you are" -- Carter Jones' story will stay with you for a very long time. Highly recommended! - Maureen