A Free 5-day summit

25 Strategy-filled sessions to Unleash your potential as a Children’s Book Author

  • July 17-21, 2023

Total Value: $1,100

Writing & Book Creation

Write and create a high-quality book while avoiding the costly mistakes and self-doubt that can hold you back from success.

Publishing & Distribution

Navigate the complex world of publishing and distribution without feeling overwhelmed or lost, even if you have are new to the industry.

Marketing & Sales

Boost your book sales and reach more readers, even if you’re not sure where to start, by following the actionable advice and insights.

Speakers Featured In

Want to elevate your children’s book author career to new heights?

Whether you are an aspiring or published children’s book author, this free 5-day event showcases the top tips and strategies from 25 bestselling authors and industry experts, covering everything from writing to publishing to marketing.

By attending, you’ll gain exclusive access to insider knowledge and insights that can help you take your children’s book career to the next level. Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from the best in the business – register now and start your journey towards children’s book success!

Total Value: $1,100

Your Host

Karen Ferreira

Karen Ferreira is an award-winning illustrator and creative director, and the founder of Children’s Book Mastery and GetYourBookIllustrations, where she provides illustrations and helps children’s book authors master the process of writing, creating, publishing and selling their books by providing all the know-how and expert support they need through online training and coaching.

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The Expert Sessions

Live Children’s Book Mastery Kick-Off Party

Friday, 14 July 2023 at 1 pm EST | 10 am PST | 12 pm CST | 5pm UTC

Karen Ferreira

Children’s Book Mastery Kick-Off Party

Join us for the live kick-off where your host will run you through a bird’s eye overview of all the steps of creating and publishing your children’s book, and explain how you can get the most out of the summit.


Sessions become available on Monday, 17 July 2023 at 1 pm EST | 10 am PST | 12 pm CST | 5pm UTC

Laura Backes

Tips for Developing a Saleable Book Idea

Find out why it’s important to think through different aspects of your idea before you write. Learn about the first steps a fiction and nonfiction writer should take to develop their story idea to make it saleable, and how to know when you’re ready to start writing.

Bethany Green

How to Become the Author You Want to Be

Bethany shares how authors can get out of their own head and out of their own way. Discover how feedback can help you write better, and how you can stop worrying about the “rules” or expectations of you story, and just write from your heart.

Marcy Pusey

How to Write a Memorable Children’s Book

Discover how you can know if your story idea is good, how to choose one idea, and how to go from idea to a written manuscript. Learn how you can get past feeling stuck while writing and some top ways you can improve your manuscript.

Heidi Fiedler

How To Create A Series-Worthy Picture Book Character

In this session, Heidi shares why character-driven books are so popular and how you can develop a character that’s kid friendly. Learn how to help readers get to know a character in a natural, engaging way and how you can make a secondary character stand out, and where you can find your inspiration.

Gena Maselli

5 Literary Techniques that will Improve Any Children’s Book

Gena shares five literary techniques that will improve any children’s book, including metaphor, extended metaphor, parallelism, repetition and questions. She not only explains what they are but also shows examples of how they can be used to improve any written piece.

Total Value: $1,100


Sessions become available on Tuesday, 18 July 2023 at 1 pm EST | 10 am PST | 12 pm CST | 5pm UTC

Brooke Van Sickle

The 3 Things Your Story Must Have To Be Ready For Publishing

Find out what the first thing is that you should do when writing a children’s book and the three things you should include so that readers connect with it. Learn how to know if you have a good story idea and if you should include a message.

Christopher Maselli

Common Children’s Book Blunders

Discover some of the blunders that come up time and again, and which ones are specific to children’s books. Get tips on how you can check your own manuscript, section by section for common mistakes.

Karen Ferreira

Essential Elements of Writing a Successful Children’s Picture Book

Karens shares the indispensable first step authors should do before writing their book, how to improve your ideas, the key to a strong plot, why a character arc is crucial and how to achieve this, plus essential writing craft and revision strategies.

Margrete Lamond

How To Be The Art Director Of Your Own Picture Book

Find out what it means to be the art director of your own picture book, what the benefits are, and how exactly to go about it, including dividing your picture book into scenes and spreads. Learn about page turns and pacing, and how to get the illustrations to convey your message and vision.

Tamara Dever

The Ins And Outs Of Book Layout And Printing

Tamara shares her pointers to ensure your illustrations are done correctly, the difference between an illustrator and a book designer, and what to look out for when hiring a designer. Find out the key elements to consider and common mistakes to avoid, plus how to use layout and printing to make your book stand out.


Sessions become available on Wednesday, 19 July 2023 at 1 pm EST | 10 am PST | 12 pm CST | 5pm UTC

April Cox

The A-Z of Self-Publishing

Discover the pros and cons of self-publishing, all its steps, and April’s advice to ensure your book is professional, plus tips for getting wonderful illustrations and book design/formatting. Learn about recommended platforms for self-publishing, and advice on marketing for self-publishers.

Alexa Bigwarfe

Children’s Book Publishing and Hybrid Presses

Alexa shares what a hybrid press is, and when and how you would work with them. Learn about their fees and royalties and how they are different from vanity presses and from self-publishing assist. Learn how much you should expect to spend, and how to know if the company is legit.

Arielle Haughee

Traditional vs Self-Publishing, and How to Get Traditionally Published

Discover the pros and cons of working with a traditional publisher versus self-publishing and key factors traditional publishers consider for accepting submissions. Find out what kind of support you can expect from a traditional publisher, how they typically handle royalties and advances, and common mistakes to avoid when submitting.

Eric Van Der Hope

Maximizing Your Market Reach: POD vs. Bulk Printing

Eric shares an overview of print on demand vs. bulk printing, the pros and cons of POD, and his recommended platforms for each. Learn about three important things you should implement before publishing to increase your chance for success.

Keith Wheeler

How to Make Activity and Puzzle Books

Find out how to create engaging and educational activities for children, the creation process from start to finish, as well as how to decide on the difficulty level of the puzzles and what marketing strategies you can use to promote your activity and puzzle books.

Total Value: $1,100


Sessions become available on Thursday, 20 July 2023 at 1 pm EST | 10 am PST | 12 pm CST | 5pm UTC

Laurence O’Bryan

What is new in 2023 for children’s book promotion

In this session Laurence talks about authenticity over production or perfection, sales in audiobooks and e-books, and whether you should have a podcast or start a book club, plus how to increase your all important reviews. Laurence also shared his views on using AI for authors.

Philip Duncan

Why You Need an Email List & How to Start Building One

Discover why you need an email list, the best time to start one, and different ways to gain more subscribers. Plus, Philip shares some ideas about what to write about in your emails.

Laurie Wright

Top Email Marketing Mistakes To Avoid

Laurie shares tactics for growing an email list for children’s book authors. Discover key elements for effective email marketing, writing interesting subject lines and emails, and how to use email to build relationships. Find out more about automation and which metrics you should track to measure success.

Quinn Cummings

Strategies for Growing Your Email List as a Children’s Book Author

Discover how to overcome mindset blocks about building and emailing your list and how to use a freebie to grow your list. Quinn shares her “Telephone Method” and all its steps for reaching more readers and growing your list.

Derek Doepker

Author Collaborations to Expand Your Reach

Find out about different types of collaborations and how you can make your collaborations successful. Get important tips for collaboration opportunities, what the best strategies are to maximize collaborations for the most reach, recommended platforms, and what mistakes to avoid.


Sessions become available on Friday, 21 July 2023 at 1 pm EST | 10 am PST | 12 pm CST | 5pm UTC

Ray Brehm

Launching Your Book Right for Long-Term Sales

Ray shares his strategies to launch to #1 on Amazon, which pre-launch actions are most important, and how to ensure your book has longevity on Amazon. Discover how to create and maintain your marketing campaign, techniques to drive sales and maximize visibility and how to stand out from the competition.

Paul Brodie

Launching Your Book with a Proven System

In this session, Paul shares why it’s important to launch your book, how long in advance to start on the launch, and the key things to have in place to launch successfully. Discover how to choose better Amazon categories and effective keywords, plus effective promotional services to use during launch.

Foreword Publicity

Proven PR and Marketing Strategies for Children’s Authors

In this session, Brian shares who should (and who shouldn’t) use Amazon ads, the best time to run Amazon ads, what an author should do beforehand, and tips to make ads perform well. Learn about the difference Amazon ads can make to an author’s success.

Richard McCartney

Practical Marketing Strategies for Real Results

Discover ways to market that actually get results, tips to get the most out of these strategies, and which marketing strategies Richard advises authors not to use, and why. Richard shares ways that authors can get reviews, as well as his views on AI for authors.

Brian Berni

How to Succeed with Amazon Ads and BookBub Ads

Brian shares who should use Amazon and BookBub Ads, strategies for effective ad campaigns, and how to use metrics to measure and ensure your success. Find out how Amazon and Bookbub Ads can be used together to maximize book sales and what budget you should set.

Total Value: $1,100

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