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 LitMingle for our local Montrose chapter, check the calendar for their next meeting.
- SCBWI Home
- SCBWI Frequently Asked Questions
- Visit the SCBWI Montrose LitMingle Instagram for creative motivation, event updates, and fun book ideas!
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.
Local Witch Agnes and her vegetable companions’ peaceful lives are thrown into unease when a vampire moves in nearby! And only one vegetable can face him: poor anxiety-ridden Garlic! Garlic is tasked with confronting this vampire in order to help her friends, and her journey becomes one of finding her courage and discovering that people we don't know are not always as terrifying as our anxiety tells us. Absurdly cute and weirdly wonderful, with exemplary autumn vibes, this magical Witchy story is an all-ages, heart-filled adventure to sink your teeth into, with each character vibrant and completely lovable. I've never identified with vegetables so much in my life!
(Graphic Novel, Ages 8+) - reviewed by Isabel