by Catherine L. Tully
You may have noticed that BigDif is one of our sponsors over here at Freelance-Zone. Part of our committment to readers is that we provide you with more information about those who advertise on our site so that you can decide for yourself if the product or service is something that might be beneficial to you.
Today we have with us Tom Watson–head of BigDif. He’s going to share some of the types of books that they publish over at their company so that you can get a feel for if this might be a good route for you to go if you are a budding chidren’s book author…or if you know someone who is…
One of the things I really like about what we’re trying to do at this newfangled publishing company is give authors a chance to publish stories that traditional publishers just would be too wary to give a shot. We make the books available digitally in our on-line e-reader. And they can be printed at home. We have about 40 books available now and each one stands on its own in different ways. Here are some of my personal favorites:
Stick Dog Wants a Hamburger is one of our favorite books. It’s written and illustrated by Melissa Phillips. It’s longer form, probably 6,000 or 7,000 words, has a clever voice and here’s what I like the best: The author-illustrator makes a real point of telling the reader she can’t draw. The whole idea that she’s up-front about it is funny the way she pulls it off. Stick Dog’s name comes from the drawing. You know, like how kids – and adults – draw stick people? She draws stick dogs and writes about them.
The Night Before is written and illustrated by Annie Harmon who lives in Texas…. Continue reading A BigDif Book Sampler