The wonderful world of writing, illustrating and publishing children's books
The book, Inside Story: the wonderful world of writing, illustrating and publishing children’s books, is available now.
A full colour illustrated production aimed at aspiring writers, illustrators, editors and designers, but also anyone interested in the children’s book sector in Australia.
Ask your local bookstore or contact our UPA partners directly:
Little Pink Dog Books
What advice can you give to someone who wants to know all about publishing a children's book? INSIDE STORY is the answer to give them - and they will thank you forever. A contemporary, comprehensive and colossal compendium of everything you ever wanted to know about children's books but were afraid to ask!
Background info ...
The Inside Story project, with a twin focus on the production of a resource book and the development of a capacity-building professional development program, builds on our region’s excellence in literature and publishing and NEWC’s high reputation as an innovative arts organisation.
Sophie Masson, Chair
New England Writers' Centre
Commissioned by NEWC, with grant funds specifically allocated for the creation of the first draft of the book, "Inside Story" has been produced and published by United Publishers of Armidale, the joint initiative of nationally acclaimed local children’s books publishers Christmas Press and Little Pink Dog Books.
Working with a team of local professional writers, illustrators, designers, and editors this unique resource contains contributions from creatives and professionals across the State and the country.
Published under the UPA Books banner and the New England Writers' Centre will share in all sales profits.
The Inside Story has so many wonderful and generous contributors from every corner of the children's publishing industry - amazing authors, illustrators, editors, designers and publishers. A unique, one-of-a-kind resource for anyone wanting to learn more about the kid's publishing industry.
The 2021 Workshop
The Inside Story professional development day, themed specifically around children’s picture books, was held in Armidale on March 27.
The workshop featured presentations on all aspects of the creation and production of children’s picture books, from the first glimmer of an idea for a text to the drafting of illustration roughs and storyboards for the book’s visual world, right through to the many production processes that eventually end with the book appearing in bookshops.
It was a sold-out success, with participants coming from all over the region and a wide range of people represented across the sector, from aspiring writers and illustrators to new editors and designers, and even a prospective publisher.
Feedback was excellent with attendees remarking how fantastic it was that it was about the whole process of creating a picture book, not just writing or illustrating, as might be more usual, but production and publication too.