Thinking about entering the library’s dragon-themed picture book contest?
There are no restrictions on the format of the picture book. It can be beautifully handmade with a hand-sewn binding or created in an e-book format with or without interactive features.
If you’re considering an e-book version, check out Amazon’s free Kid’s Book Creator. Released last year, this free tool allows you to either upload a completed PDF version of the story for basic reading on a Kindle or create a book page-by-page by importing drawings or photographs, and perhaps adding interactive features to your story.
Here are two resources to get you started:
- Interview and podcast from Joanna Penn’s Creative Penn web site “Game Changing Technology for Self-Publishing Children’s Picture Books” (19 Jan 2015)
- Video tutorial “Creating Picture Book Tutorial Using Amazon’s Kid’s Book Creator” (27 Nov 2014)