How One Dad Published a Successful Child’s Book


When you don’t know you can fail, you may be an outrageous success. A dad wanted to create a book for his own son. He wrote the text in 30 minutes. Getting the book illustrated stymied him. He wasn’t an artist. Then he thought, kids aren’t artists either, but they draw all the time. He decided to illustrate the book himself.

First he showed the book to friends, who said it was good. Then he showed it to several children’s literature publishers, who said it wasn’t. So he self-published. He sold his book all over the world. Eventually a big publisher called on him and published his book.

A couple of videos follow that share his story:

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