What do you do when the rejection letters keep piling in, but you still believe? I am looking to publish a series of books titled Someone Like Me for children with additional needs and their parents and carers. These are not the saccharin kind of books with fluffy chicks or cartoon super kids. These books are written using children's actual words and experiences, and they tell it how it is. What it is like to have Asperger's, be adopted or angry, or not be able to sleep. But they also reassure, support and surprise.
However, there are few publishers out there for special needs books, and perhaps even fewer who want to publish from this angle. So, I have been trying to go it alone for a while (whilst not committing to spending a fortune).
I was excited then to come across Chris Legg and his really helpful workshop How To Self Publish Your Book (without breaking the bank...) The day stretched my little grey cells, but made me feel much more confident about this route to publishing, and was a treasure trove of useful information. Check Chris out at www.curious-writer.com
Karen lives and works in Bridport Dorset. She is currently working on her third book in the Abbotsbury Series, books for children aged 8-12.