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How to Self-Publish Your First Children’s Book

In 2019, my mom passed away from pancreatic cancer and I decided to pay tribute to her by turning her little children’s alphabet book manuscript into a real book, Journey from A to Z with Teacher Judy. Since her passing, I finished writing and editing the book, hired 5+ freelance illustrators, ran a successful Indiegogo campaign to raise $20,000, formed an LLC, launched a publishing company, created art prints and marketing collateral, built 2 websites, ran Facebook and Google ad campaigns, printed 2500 copies of the book, and actually got the book shipped to over 250 different customers around the world. Phew! Before you go down the self-publishing path, I will tell you that you need to be prepared for...

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