What makes a good children's book?
A book they want to read!
Choosing to read over choosing not to read is the most important aspect when introducing children to the world of books. Let us help you delight young (and young-at-heart readers) with beautifully illustrated, wonderfully worded, professionally-crafted children's books.
What defines a good children's book?
- Quality writing: it needs to be age-appropriate, compelling, and no more than 32 pages
- Strong characters: children need to relate to the characters to believe in them
- Teach while telling a great story, introducing new vocabulary or concepts
- Illustrations that capture the imagination
- Have a great ending
Give us a call at 1.800.792.5092 to get started.
|Bullfrog Package:||Tadpole Package:||Guppy Package:|
|Production Team Support||2 member team||2 member team||2 member team|
|100% Copyright and Creative Control||Included||Included||Included|
|Custom Cover and Interior Layouts||Included||Included||Included|
|Revision Rounds||2 rounds||2 rounds||1 round|
|Layout Complexities||up to 60 Color Image Insertions||up to 50 Color Image Insertions||up to 25 Color Image Insertions|
|Express Design Services (for Layout & Revision Rounds)||Express||from $99||from $99|
|Premium Cover Design||Included||$249||$249|
|Custom Illustrations||up to 12 + Cover*||from $179||from $179|
|Editor's Manuscript Evaluation||up to 50k words||up to 50k words||up to 50k words|
|Back Cover Copywriting||Included||$179||$179|
|Standard Copy Editing||up to 50k words||from $200||from $200|
|Standard Content Editing||from $200||from $200||from $200|
|Proofreading||from $200||from $200||from $200|
|ISBN||2 ISBNs||2 ISBNs||1 ISBN|
|Paperback**||up to 40 paperbacks||up to 20 paperbacks||up to 10 paperbacks|
|Full Color Book Cover||Included||Included||Included|
|Black & White or Full Color Interior||Included||Included||Included|
|Royalties and Pricing|
|Online Royalty Reporting||Included||Included||Included|
|Wholesale Royalty||up to 40%||up to 40%||up to 40%|
|eBook Royalty||up to 55%||up to 55%||up to 55%|
|FriesenPress.com Print Royalty||up to 55%||up to 55%||up to 55%|
|FriesenPress.com eBook Royalty||up to 70%||up to 70%||up to 70%|
|Author Copy Discount||Preferred Author Pricing||Preferred Author Pricing||Preferred Author Pricing|
|Online and Wholesale Distribution||Included||Included||Included|
|Book Return Insurance||from $699||from $699||from $699|
|Online PDF Distribution||Included||Included||$249|
|Barnes & Noble Nook||Included||$249||$249|
|Chapters, Indigo Kobo||Included||$249||$249|
|Amazon.com Look Inside||Included||Included||Not Included|
|Google Books See Inside||Included||Included||Not Included|
|Personalized Book Promotion Plan||Included||Included||$499|
|Follow-Up Book Promotion Support||2 hours||2 hours||$69/hour|
|Social Media Starter Package||Included||$299||$299|
|Social Media Plus||$200||$499||$499|
|ForeWord Clarion Review||$649||$649||$649|
|Kirkus Indie Review||$499||$499||$499|
*Illustrations included with the Bullfrog package are limited to Personal Touch options.
**Shipping and handling charges not included.
***Depending on the type of layout, full eBook distribution may not be available.
Building blocks: the FriesenPress process
One big misconception about children's publishing is that it's unnecessary to have a professional edit of a manuscript of so few words when, in fact, the opposite is true. Our Editors meticulously review your manuscript to ensure the language used matches the appropriate comprehension level, expectation and rhythm of your targeted age group while maintaining a flow that's a pleasure to read.
A hallmark of a great children's books is gorgeous, imaginative illustrations that brilliantly bring the words on the page to life. Our talented team is comprised of world-class illustrators, each with their own unique style and technique - sample their work here. We'll curate a selection of artists whose style best reflects the look and feel of your story. You'll collaborate with your chosen illustrator and personal Account Manager to develop the original imagery and dynamic layout your tale needs. Finally, your book will be professionally printed and bound to the finest standards.
Once your book is printed, that's just the beginning of the adventure: you need to have the right tools if you want to connect with parents and educators about your children's book. Our team of Book Promotions Specialists will tailor a promotional marketing plan for you and your book. You'll learn all about blogging, using social media, and so much more essential insider information that will help you reach your audience.