CHILDREN'S BOOK PUBLISHING ACADEMY

Create, publish, and market your children's book (and repeat!) -- even if you don't have a big audience, are kiiiinda scared to publish your work to the world, or have no idea where to start.

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CHILDREN'S BOOK PUBLISHING ACADEMY

The step-by-step online course + community + coaching program that teaches you how to create, publish, and market your children's book so you can make an impact, create passive income, and make your dream of becoming an author come true.

What's included in the program:
I WANT THIS

Sneak peek inside the course...

Click play to watch the video below.

 

The best part about Children's Book Publishing Academy?

 

After completing every step of the course, you will officially become a published author, you will be able to get a physical copy of your book in your hands, and your book will be on Amazon and other retailers worldwide.

"Purchasing Kjersten’s program has been one of the best investments I have made during my self publishing journey!

The modules provide so much valuable information and are very easy to follow. Kjersten is always available to answer questions and truly wants her clients to succeed! I encourage anyone interested in publishing a book to work with Kjersten. You won’t regret it!"

____ Brooke Dean
Amazon Bestselling Author of Parker's Markers

Self-publishing a children's book is the fastest way to publish your book and start making passive income.

...BUT I’M WILLING TO BET YOU ALREADY KNOW THAT (CAUSE YOU’RE HERE).

Whether you have a children's book idea or you've already written one, you know that self-publishing is the key to making a bigger impact quicker, earning passive income, and making one of your biggest dreams come true — finally!

Let’s just call the self-publishing process what it is: 

hard. 

 
Rewarding, yes! But, still—hard.

 The process can be overwhelming, right? 

But everyone has their "why" that makes it entirely worth it.

 What is YOUR why?

You loveee your full-time job (okay, maybe not), but you want to do something that you're passionate about — something you've dreamt about but never thought was possible — and publishing a book is that something.

You're craving more financial freedom so you can close your laptop earlier and spend your evenings beating your partner in cards while drinking a glass of wine, sleeping well at night knowing passive income is flowing in.

You have little ones in your life that you would love to curl up on the couch with and read one of the greatest books of all time — your book. A proud moment seeing your passion being shared with your loved ones and littles across the world.

Well, if you’re reeeally honest with yourself (and me!), you likely want to write a children's book to do all of those things. And then some.

So, what's the hold up?

Well... you’ve got enough questions to fill up a football field… and no one to help you answer them. 

  • What makes a good children's book?
  • How do I find an illustrator?
  • How do I get my children's book published on Amazon?
  • What is an ISBN and why do I need it? What is an LCCN? 
  • How do I market and sell my book?
  • What if I do ALL that work publishing it and no one buys it?

But the worst part? Google, YouTube University, and those free blogs full of affiliate links don’t really help... no matter how many glasses of boxed wine you drink.

Week after week, you’re left exactly where you started. Not sure what you're supposed to do next, spending more hours researching "steps to self-publish a children's book" online, wondering if you’ll ever be able to publish a book of your own.

SIGN ME UP!

AND SOONER OR LATER...

Your head starts filling up with a few negative (but completely untrue) thoughts trying to sabotage your dreams about publishing a children's book before you ever put your ideas on paper.

 (Believe me, I've been there...)

"The PublishSmart Academy has been completely essential to me creating and publishing my books. Any detail you can think of for publishing your children’s book, KJ covers it.

Then she covers the hundreds more you have never thought of! The support was great as well. She was always happy to help out on every question I threw at her and she continues to work to make the class better! I have been recommending this to everyone I talk to about self publishing!"

____ Ken W.
Children's Book Publishing Academy student and author of Princess Ella and the Great Squirrel Chase

Let's put a pin in the doubts holding you back, shall we? 

Big Doubt #1: I have no writing, publishing, or marketing experience

 

Here is the truth: no author has experience writing, publishing, or marketing a book until they actually DO IT!

You don’t need an English or Creative Writing degree to write or a huge audience to be successful in selling your book. 

How much can you make writing a children's book with no experience? I hit 5-figures in sales the first month I launched my children's book... and I had less than 300 followers on Instagram and zero experience publishing a book.

This idea that you are not "qualified" to write a book or need to be famous on social media in order to be successful writing and selling children's books is a myth. You have it in you!

Big Doubt #2: I have no idea where to start

 

It's okay! You know why? No one does. That's why you do your research and learn from people that have been through it. 

That's where I come in. I have been through it and can tell you what to do and what not to do. Some of the mistakes authors have made throughout the publishing journey are some of the most valuable lessons. 

Over 1 MILLION, yes, million, books are self-published each year. Every one of those books came from self-published authors that had no idea where to start and had to figure it out, just like you. 

You. Can. Do. It!

Big Doubt #3: My children's book idea isn't original enough

 

Let’s flip the script here. What if I told you it’s actually a good thing to see others successfully selling children's books similar to your idea?

Seriously. It proves there’s market demand for your idea. 

The special sauce is in how you differentiate your book from the others in your niche (and that comes down to YOU—your personality, your writing style, and your creativity to make "original" freaking awesome. 

We've just got to pull those things out of you so you can come to the market with a fresh take on this idea.

Now, slow your scroll for a sec.

 

Imagine what it would be like to finally write, publish, and successfully sell your book.

You would be able to sell your book on Amazon and other retailers such as Barnes & Noble, Walmart, Target, and more.
Your book would be sold not only in all 50 states in the US, but also in multiple countries across the world.
You could earn $10k+ from your initial launch plus passive income flowing in for years to come.

Sound too good to be true?

 

 It's not.

...I know because I’ve done it, and I’ve taught other aspiring authors just like you how to do it. 

And I can’t wait to show YOU how to do it too.

SHOW ME HOW!

"I have and will continue to recommend the Children's Book Publishing Academy to anyone who wants to write and self-publish a children's book. 

This is a comprehensive course that is so packed with information you can't possibly absorb it all the first time through. No worries though, because once you sign up it's yours to access anytime you want, and Kjersten is there to guide you through the entire process. I have wanted to write a children's book for as long as I can remember, and this program helped me to finally make that dream a reality. Kjersten's one on one coaching session helped me sort out the details of my second book, and as usual her input was invaluable. I am truly grateful for her, and this amazing program." 

____ Ann Fleming
Author of Bud, A Tiny Leaf With A towering Story

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✅ Lifetime access to the Children's Book Publishing Academy course curriculum

✅ 50+ bite-sized video lessons

✅ The Complete Self-Publishing Checklist

✅ Ultimate Self-Publishing Guide

✅ Marketing Plan Workbook

✅ Canva Template Library

✅ Email templates

✅ Sample agreements

❌ Monthly live group Q&A calls for an entire YEAR

❌ Weekly office hours with KJ in our community group chat

❌ Online community group chat to connect with other authors

❌ Two one-hour 1-on-1 coaching sessions with KJ.

❌ A written, personalized step-by-step marketing plan to ensure a successful launch for your children's book.

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✅ Lifetime access to the Children's Book Publishing Academy course curriculum

✅ 50+ bite-sized video lessons

✅ The Complete Self-Publishing Checklist

✅ Ultimate Self-Publishing Guide

✅ Marketing Plan Workbook

✅ Canva Template Library

✅ Email templates

✅ Sample agreements

✅ Monthly live group Q&A calls for an entire YEAR

✅ Weekly office hours with KJ in our community group chat

✅ Online community group chat to connect with other authors

❌ Two one-hour 1-on-1 coaching sessions with KJ.

A written, personalized step-by-step marketing plan to ensure a successful launch for your children's book.

($5,000+ VALUE)
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✅ Lifetime access to the Children's Book Publishing Academy course curriculum

✅ 50+ bite-sized video lessons

✅ The Complete Self-Publishing Checklist

✅ Ultimate Self-Publishing Guide

✅ Marketing Plan Workbook

✅ Canva Template Library

✅ Email templates

✅ Sample agreements

✅ Monthly live group Q&A calls for an entire YEAR

✅ Weekly office hours with KJ in our community group chat

✅ Online community group chat to connect with other authors

✅ Two one-hour 1-on-1 coaching sessions with KJ. ($250 value)

✅ A written, personalized step-by-step marketing plan to ensure a successful launch for your children's book. ($300 value)

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But wait, have we officially met?

 

Hey, I'm Kjersten!

I am a children's book author and self-publishing coach. With my first children's book, I generated over $10k in sales in just one month after publishing, with no prior experience. 

Now, copies of my book have sold in 47 states and 10+ countries across the world and is being sold at major retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Walmart, and more. 

I've compiled all of the knowledge I've gained into easy-to-follow guides, courses, and one-on-one coaching so you can get from idea to published book as quickly as possible and maximize profits.

MY STORY

I've always had a creative mind, and from a young age, I loved writing. I spent many days lost in my imagination, writing short stories about make-believe lands and stories based on my real-life experiences. I'm fortunate my parents never threw away any of my old literary masterpieces so I can re-read them whenever I want to take a walk down memory lane. Thanks, Mom and Dad.

Technically, I authored my first children's book in first grade. The book was titled Little Beaver, a short story about a baby beaver my family found under our canoe. Finding a baby beaver at the age of 7 was hands down the best moment of my life at the time, so of course, I had to write about it. Illustrated with my stellar stick-figure drawing skills, I'm sure it would have made all of the bestseller lists nationwide, but it sadly never made it to print.

Writing has always been one of my creative outlets, but it wasn't until I became a mom that I decided to attempt writing and publishing a children's book. I spent countless hours researching how to self-publish my book and realized there was much more to it than just a few steps.

After months of writing and editing my manuscript, working with an illustrator, and checking off all the steps needed prior to launching, I was finally ready to publish my first children's book, E is for Elephant: An Animal Alphabet from A to Z! 

To this day, getting published is one of the most fulfilling moments of my life.

WHY I TEACH

After publishing my children's book, so many people contacted me for help in getting their book ideas published. They had an idea or sometimes a fully-written manuscript but were stuck trying to figure out the next steps to getting published. All these people were in the exact same shoes I had been in, and I knew I wanted to help. 

If there were so many people with fantastic book ideas that could make an impact but didn't know what steps to take, I could combine my passion for writing with my passion for helping others and guide them along their self-publishing journey. 

That is how PublishSmart Academy was born!

I’m dedicated not only to helping you learn how to create a beautiful children's book…

But to helping you publish and successfully sell your book on repeat so you can start impacting the lives of little ones across the world AND put some extra cash in your pocket.

Enter: Children's Book Publishing Academy & the P.U.B.L.I.S.H. Method

Aka the exact framework + plug-and-play verbiage and templates to convert your children's book idea into a real, physical book on Amazon and more in as little as 6 months. And I'll show you how I made $10k in the first month after launching my very first book.

Because... I’m not into mediocre.

No more Googling. 

No more watching everyone else publishing children's books and achieving the dream you want so badly for yourself. 

No more analysis paralysis. 

Just a proven system, customizable verbiage and templates, and all the self-publishing knowledge I've acquired... all for you.

If you’re with me, now’s the time to get excited because it’s about to be ALL yours.

Love,

Kjersten

CHILDREN'S BOOK PUBLISHING ACADEMY

I WANT THIS

The secret sauce behind Children's Book Publishing Academy?

The P.U.B.L.I.S.H. Method.

 

P – PLAN: Settle on a book topic, map out your book, and write the first several drafts using the appropriate page and word count for your age group. 

U – UNVEIL: Get ready to be vulnerable... because you'll be unveiling your work to people who will help bring your book to life!

B – BUILD: You'll be getting down to the nitty-gritty to set your book up for success - filing for a DBA, getting your ISBNs, crafting verbiage, and more. 

L – LAUNCH: Drumroll, please... pre-launch your book! You'll get step-by-step instructions on how to pre-launch before your official publication date.

I – IGNITE: Get people excited about your book using a multitude of marketing strategies, making your book irresistible to your target audience.

S – SCALE: Scale your marketing efforts by tapping into strategic partnerships and collaborations.

H – HOME RUNYou made it to the end! Well, kind of. Learn how to continue to promote your book using specific strategies and how to use your customers' reviews in your marketing to bring in sales for years to come.

"We did it! It was Kjersten's guidance, insight, resources, and encouragement

that made the very complicated maze of self-publishing seem (almost) easy. So much time was saved, and so many roadblocks were averted through her knowledge and very clear roadmap. Kjersten is the sherpa of self-publishing, don't try to scale this mountain without her."

____ Punch Robinson
Creator/KneeBouncers.com
Author of Who Says Moo?, Who Says Roar?, and Little Owl

WANT A PEEK AT THE PATH TO GETTING YOUR CHILDREN'S BOOK ON AMAZON AND MORE?

 Here's what's waiting for you inside Children's Book Publishing Academy... 

GETTING STARTED

INTRO

Before you can get into the nitty-gritty of writing and publishing your book, you need to have an understanding of a few key pieces of the self-publishing process.

 

Once you are familiar with some terminology and the basics of self-publishing, the sky is the limit. 

 

Things like…

  • Traditional vs. Self-Publishing
  • Self-Publishing Royalties and Expenses 
  • Self-Publishing Methods
  • Which Book Formats to Consider
  • Publishing Terminology
 

WALK AWAY WITH THE MINDSET OF A SUCCESSFUL CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR

 
MODULE ONE

PLAN

In this module, you will learn how to settle on a book topic, map out your book, and complete your first draft. 

 

Then, you’ll take what you’ve learned, decide on a book topic (if you haven't already), outline your book, and write the first several drafts using the appropriate page and word count for your age group.

 
  • Plan Your Launch Date
  • Page Count, Page Setup, and Word Count
  • Do Your Research
  • Create a Mind Map
  • Rhyming and Meter
  • Complete Your First Draft
 

WALK AWAY WITH THE FIRST DRAFT OF YOUR MANUSCRIPT COMPLETE.

MODULE TWO

UNVEIL

Alright, this is where you get vulnerable. It’s time to unveil your work to people who will help bring your book to life!

 

That means getting your book in front of an editor, illustrator, formatter, AND your entire network on social media. You're one step closer! 

 

What you'll learn to do in this module: 

  • Have Your Manuscript Edited
  • Hire an Illustrator
  • Protect Your Work
  • Execute an Author/Illustrator Agreement
  • Hire a Book Formatter
  • Start Your Social Media Branding
  • Bonus: Sensitivity Readings
 

WALK AWAY READY TO HIRE THE PEOPLE YOU NEED TO MAKE YOUR BOOK SUCCESSFUL AND START GETTING IN FRONT OF YOUR POTENTIAL BUYERS.

MODULE THREE

BUILD

Ready to get down to the nitty-gritty? Good. This module is packed with everything you need to know and do before your book launch. What is an ISBN? What is an LCCN? 

 

You'll be an expert on those and more by the time you finish each of these easy-to-follow lessons.

 
  • Determine Your Sales Price and Wholesale Discount
  • File for a DBA Under Your Imprint Name
  • Purchase Your ISBNs and Barcodes
  • Determine Your BISAC Subject Code and Library of Congress Number
  • Write Book Description and Author Bio
  • Create Book Mockups
  • Write the Copyright Page
  • Build Your Website
 

WALK AWAY WITH A BEAUTIFUL WEBSITE AND HAVING KNOCKED OUT A TON OF YOUR PRE-LAUNCH PREP!

MODULE FOUR

LAUNCH

THE. BIG. LAUNCH!

 

You’ll learn how to market your book before you launch, set yourself up on book platforms to expand your reach, and get step-by-step instructions to upload your book onto your print on demand platform to officially launch and publish your book! 

 
  • Create a Launch Team
  • Create an Author Press Kit
  • Partner with a Non-Profit Organization
  • Join Book Review Websites and Amazon Author Central 
  • Identify Keywords
  • Upload All Book Formats into POD Platform
  • Your Book Goes Live!
 

WALK AWAY WITH YOUR BOOK PUBLISHED ON AMAZON AND MORE!

MODULE FIVE

IGNITE

I’m a big—no, a HUGE—believer that the launch of your book isn't the last step of the self-publishing process. Why? Because just publishing your book and never touching it again doesn't bring in a boatload of sales.

 

Marketing does. This is one of my favorite things to teach because there are SO many unique ways for you to maximize profits. Some things we will cover:

 
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Book Giveaways & Price Promotions
  • Launch Events
  • Email Marketing
  • Getting into Libraries & Bookstores
  • Outreach to Media Outlets
  • Public Speaking & Industry Involvement 
 

WALK AWAY WITH A MARKETING STRATEGY IN PLACE, READY TO IMPLEMENT.

MODULE SIX

SCALE

You know the term "passive income"? It's just that. Income that is passive... that you can earn while you sleep or while you're lying on the beach in Mexico. It's one of the beautiful things about publishing a book! 

 

Here you’ll learn how to scale your business by using partnerships, collaborations, and more, so you can sell your book on repeat while bringing in that sweet passive income. 

 
  • Partners & Collaborations
  • Blogs & Top 20 Lists
  • Affiliate Programs
  • Asking for Media Interviews
  • Podcast Interviews
  • Asking for Reviews
  • Professional Book Reviews
  • Endorsements
  • Applying for Awards
 

WALK AWAY WITH A PLAN TO MARKET YOUR BOOK ON A LARGER SCALE, BRINGING IN THAT SWEET MONEY, HONEY. 

MODULE SEVEN

HOME RUN

You did it! You made it to the end! Well, almost.

 

The success of your book depends on how much you put into the marketing and promotion of your book... yesterday, today, and every day.

 

Learn easy-to-implement strategies you can continue to promote your book and ways to use your customers' reviews in your marketing to bring in sales on repeat for years to come.

 
  • Continued Marketing Strategies
  • Social Proof - Testimonials and Reviews
  • Amazon Ads Tutorial
  • Create a Series or Plan Your Next Book
 

WALK AWAY WITH A LONG-TERM PLAN TO PROMOTE YOUR BOOK AND NEXT STEPS FOR A FUTURE BOOK!

SOUNDS AMAZING. I'M IN!
 
What do you get with Children's Book Publishing Academy?

 

Let me tell you.

Lifetime Access to 50+ Children's Book Publishing Academy Video Lessons

$2,497 VALUE

Children's Book Publishing Academy's video lessons are everything you need to publish your book from start to finish... from writing your book to publishing it to marketing it to the world.

I am a no-fluff kind of person. I get down to exactly what you need to do in easy-to-follow steps without any of the unnecessary "filler." 

There are over 50 video lessons that will help you get from idea to published children's book to thousands of dollars in sales in as little as 6 months! 

Monthly Live Q&A/Group Coaching for an Entire Year

$1,500 VALUE

Got questions along the way? Of course you do! That's where our live coaching comes in. Think of our monthly Q&As as quick power sessions where I answer your questions in a fast-paced video sesh.

Have specific questions about your book or want feedback on an idea? You can do that all here. 

The calls are live each month but don’t sweat it if you can’t make it. You can always submit your question ahead of time and catch the recording later.

ONLINE COMMUNITY GROUP CHAT & WEEKLY OFFICE HOURS WITH KJ

$497 VALUE

You don't have to wait until our monthly group calls to ask questions. In our Author's Lounge community group chat, you have access to me every single Wednesday during my "Office Hours" to ask me any burning publishing/marketing questions you have!

And what's better than having someone like me to go to when you have questions? Having an entire community of other children's book authors to knock around ideas, ask for opinions on your latest cover art, or even use each other as beta readers! You will love being a part of this community.

Canva Template Library

$297 VALUE

Inside the Canva Template Library, we have everything—and I do mean *everything*—you need to create gorgeous graphics. 100+ assets including:

✓ Author press kit templates

✓ Book mockup templates

✓ Social media graphics ​for Facebook and Instagram

(No graphic design skills necessary!)

Email Templates

$397 VALUE

It’s no secret. At the heart of every successful book launch are incredible emails. I’m handing over my pre-written plug-and-play email templates inside Children's Book Publishing Academy. Get a sequence of emails you can use for your email campaign and email templates you can quickly use when reaching out to libraries, bookstores, influencers, media outlets, and more.

The Ultimate Guide to Self-Publishing a Children's Book

$97 VALUE

When you enroll in Children's Book Publishing Academy, you’ll get my 59-page in-depth self-publishing guide for FREE (I sell this guide for $97!).

Whether you have a fully-written manuscript or are just scratching the surface of identifying a children's book topic, this guide will walk you along the entire self-publishing journey. You'll learn to create a beautiful, engaging book, publish it on Amazon and other retailers, and market it to maximize profits.

The Complete Self-Publishing Checklist

$37 VALUE

I know keeping track of each step along your publishing journey can get overwhelming, so I have created a self-publishing checklist just for you. This checklist will keep you organized and help you track your progress as you create, publish, and market your children's book.

Check off each step as you go and use my list of resources to get you where you want to be.

Sample Agreements

$197 VALUE

No one enjoys legal jargon and pages and pages of legal agreements, right? That's why I've put together two of the most common agreements you'll need when working with an illustrator or anyone else that will be reviewing your manuscript - an NDA and a Work-for-Hire agreement - and they cover everything you need as an author. It's hard to know what should be included in an agreement to protect yourself and ensure you're covering all of your bases, so I am providing you my sample agreements so you can avoid having to recreate the wheel.

Marketing Plan Workbook

$197 VALUE

No one enjoys legal jargon and pages and pages of legal agreements, right? That's why I've put together two of the most common agreements you'll need when working with an illustrator or anyone else that will be reviewing your manuscript - an NDA and a Work-for-Hire agreement - and they cover everything you need as an author. It's hard to know what should be included in an agreement to protect yourself and ensure you're covering all of your bases, so I am providing you my sample agreements so you can avoid having to recreate the wheel.

I NEED ALL OF THIS. I'M IN!

"The Children's Book Publishing Academy has been an invaluable resource on my journey as a first-time self-published children's book author.

The program provided expert guidance from Kjersten, practical insights, and a supportive community that helped me navigate the complexities of publishing, from writing to marketing. I'm grateful for the knowledge and confidence it has given me to bring my story to life for young readers."

____ Rachel McDaniel
Author of Mrs. Claus Saves Christmas Day

WITH THE CURRICULUM, MONTHLY COACHING, AND BONUSES, the total value of this program is WELL over $5,000.

But right now, you get everything in our COURSE + COACHING + COMMUNITY package for only $997.
($697 with code 300CBPA)

PAYMENT OPTIONS

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✅ Lifetime access to the Children's Book Publishing Academy course curriculum

✅ 50+ bite-sized video lessons

✅ The Complete Self-Publishing Checklist

✅ Ultimate Self-Publishing Guide

✅ Marketing Plan Workbook

✅ Canva Template Library

✅ Email templates

✅ Sample agreements

❌ Monthly live group Q&A calls for an entire YEAR

❌ Weekly office hours with KJ in our community group chat

❌ Online community group chat to connect with other authors

❌ Two one-hour 1-on-1 coaching sessions with KJ.

❌ A written, personalized step-by-step marketing plan to ensure a successful launch for your children's book.

($3,500+ VALUE)
GET $300 OFF

COURSE + COACHING + COMMUNITY

̶$̶9̶9̶7̶

GET FOR JUST $697 WITH CODE 300CBPA

✅ Lifetime access to the Children's Book Publishing Academy course curriculum

✅ 50+ bite-sized video lessons

✅ The Complete Self-Publishing Checklist

✅ Ultimate Self-Publishing Guide

✅ Marketing Plan Workbook

✅ Canva Template Library

✅ Email templates

✅ Sample agreements

✅ Monthly live group Q&A calls for an entire YEAR

✅ Weekly office hours with KJ in our community group chat

✅ Online community group chat to connect with other authors

❌ Two one-hour 1-on-1 coaching sessions with KJ.

A written, personalized step-by-step marketing plan to ensure a successful launch for your children's book.

($5,000+ VALUE)
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✅ Lifetime access to the Children's Book Publishing Academy course curriculum

✅ 50+ bite-sized video lessons

✅ The Complete Self-Publishing Checklist

✅ Ultimate Self-Publishing Guide

✅ Marketing Plan Workbook

✅ Canva Template Library

✅ Email templates

✅ Sample agreements

✅ Monthly live group Q&A calls for an entire YEAR

✅ Weekly office hours with KJ in our community group chat

✅ Online community group chat to connect with other authors

✅ Two one-hour 1-on-1 coaching sessions with KJ. ($250 value)

✅ A written, personalized step-by-step marketing plan to ensure a successful launch for your children's book. ($300 value)

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Decisions can be hard.

“I've already spent so much money on my book.”

I understand. I really do. That's why I designed this course to teach you how to maximize your profits by using my four core children's book marketing pillars and save you money by learning how to avoid expensive mistakes during the publishing process. PLUS... we are able to break it up into 3 payments for you if things are tight but you don't want to put your dreams on the back burner. 

"I don't have enough time to complete this program."

What if I told you this course will save you hours and months of research?  Figuring out how to self-publish on your own is extremely time-consuming! This program walks you through everything you need to know to publish your book, and you can complete it entirely on your own schedule , at your own pace.

"I have a unique book and need more specialized help."

I am so happy to hear this because this is exactly why I made sure this course would include monthly live group coaching/Q&A sessions! Each month you can ask me anything - literally anything - about your book or the self-publishing process. I am here to guide you along every step of the way!

 100% Risk Free

When you join Children's Book Publishing Academy, you’re welcomed into a space that’s got everything you need to create your children's book, publish it, and sell it to customers across the world. And the best part? This is a proven system. So many students have used the tools in this course to write and publish children's books—it’s happening right now! But, even though I know this course is so valuable, you deserve the chance to join risk-free to make sure it’s for you. If you don’t think it’s every bit as awesome as I’ve promised, simply request a refund within 7 days of purchase, and you’ll be refunded in full. There are no strings attached, no forms to fill out, nothing to prove, and I won’t question you. I won’t even ask for all of your newly gained biz insight and strategy back ;) *But don’t be that person who joins, downloads all the material, checks out every lesson, and then asks for their money back. We can see that on our course platform, and it’s just bad karma.

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FAQs

Frequently asked questions... answered!

I DON’T KNOW WHAT MY BOOK TOPIC WILL BE YET. SHOULD I STILL JOIN?

Yes! One of the FIRST things you’ll do inside Children’s Book Publishing Academy is learn how to do market research before honing in on your book topic, followed by how to write a children’s book that sells.

So don’t stress. This program is designed to help you refine your topic AND make sure your storyline is profitable before you start writing your book.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN CHILDREN’S BOOK PUBLISHING ACADEMY?

With CBPA, you get lifelong access to over 50 step-by-step video lessons, monthly live group coaching/Q&A, access to our community group chat called the Author's Lounge, access to me via chat in my "Office Hours" once a week, sample agreements, email templates, The Complete Self-Publishing Checklist, The Ultimate Guide to Self-Publishing a Children’s Book, and an entire Canva template library with templates for your author press kit, social media posts, book mockups, and more. A $5,000+ value for just $497.

 

IS THIS A LIVE OR RECORDED PROGRAM?

It’s both! The course content itself is recorded so you can learn at your own pace. You’ll get instant access to all the course material, workbooks, tools, templates, and bonuses too!

The monthly group coaching calls will be live, so you can ask anything you want! Think of those like mini-coaching sessions where you get all of your questions answered.

 

HOW LONG DOES THE COURSE TAKE TO COMPLETE?

It depends on how quickly you’re able to go through the course! Some binge and complete it within a few days, whereas some like to watch each lesson, complete the action, and then begin the next lesson when that is complete. Most complete the program over the course of 2-4 months. You have an entire YEAR of monthly live group coaching/Q&A with Kjersten, so you have personalized help every step of the way.

 

WHAT HAPPENS ONCE I ENROLL?

As soon as you enroll, you’ll be sent a welcome email with your username and password to access Children’s Book Publishing Academy, followed by an email with important details you'll want to know about the course. Then, everything is yours & you can get started right away!

You’ll also get the invites to our monthly live group coaching/Q&A calls with me (Kjersten!). You’ll have lifetime online access to the program on your PC and the Kajabi app. 

 

WHICH PUBLISHING METHOD DO YOU COVER IN YOUR COURSE?

I cover how to use print on demand self-publishing platforms such as Amazon KDP and IngramSpark to self-publish your children’s book. I teach this as the primary method for a few reasons. 1) You won’t need to store any inventory at your home and spend time and money shipping out copies of your book individually, 2) you don't need to order hundreds or thousands of copies and worry about losing money if they don't sell and 3) you don’t need to handle any customer service!

 

MY BOOK ISN’T A CHILDREN’S BOOK. WILL THIS PROGRAM STILL TEACH ME HOW TO SELF-PUBLISH MY BOOK?

This program is only for those looking to publish a children’s book. The self-publishing process is somewhat similar, but there are significant differences between children’s books and other genres (the writing process, illustrations, formatting, marketing strategies, and more), so this program is geared specifically toward aspiring children’s book authors.

 

WILL THIS COURSE TEACH ME HOW TO SELL MY BOOK AFTER IT’S PUBLISHED?

YES! A HUGE focus in this program is on marketing and selling your children’s book once it’s published. You can have an incredible book, but it won’t sell if no one knows about it, so I put a significant emphasis on creative strategies to market your book to maximize profits.

  

WHAT BOOK FORMATS DO YOU COVER IN YOUR COURSE?

CBPA will teach you how to publish your book in hardcover, paperback, and ebook formats.

 

I DON'T LIVE IN THE UNITED STATES. WILL THIS COURSE APPLY TO ME?

95% of this course applies to anyone, no matter which country you live in, but there are differences when it comes to certain things such as the copyright process, legal filings, the ISBN process, and differences in metric system measurements vs. the imperial system that the U.S. uses. You may have to look into specific rules/processes for your country.

 

IS THERE A REFUND POLICY?

Absolutely! Children’s Book Publishing Academy comes with a 7-day 100% money-back guarantee, which means you can join risk-free, take a poke around, and get a full refund if the space isn’t for you.

That being said, puh-lease don’t be that person who joins, downloads the stuff, and asks for their money back. I’ve yet to see that strategy work. Plus, it’s bad karma, k?

 And in case you're wondering how Children's Book Publishing Academy stacks up to those other programs out there...

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CHILDREN'S BOOK PUBLISHING ACADEMY IS A MATCH FOR YOU IF...
  • You’re a first-time author who wants to add another stream of income
  • You’re looking for a proven method to take the guesswork out of writing and publishing a children's book
  • You want a side hustle that builds more flexibility and freedom into your life
  • You’re cool with building a personal brand and getting visible
  • You are willing to show up, do the work, and push yourself a bit outside your comfort zone
  • You've been dreaming of writing a children's book since you can remember, and you've decided it's now or never
 

Proven Strategy.

Templates + Tools.

Live Group Coaching...

and a community cheering you on.

 
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"Based in London, I just self-published my first book and it all happened so smoothly and quickly thanks to Kjersten.

She's been here from the beginning until now to help and advise me on anything I need to know about self-publishing.

She is very professional, flexible and personable which gave me lots of confidence and motivation. I can highly recommend her services!"

____ Charlotte Benetier
Author of When You Lose a Loved One

Snapshots inside the course...

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✅ Marketing Plan Workbook

✅ Canva Template Library

✅ Email templates

✅ Sample agreements

❌ Monthly live group Q&A calls for an entire YEAR

❌ Weekly office hours with KJ in our community group chat

❌ Online community group chat to connect with other authors

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✅ Ultimate Self-Publishing Guide

✅ Marketing Plan Workbook

✅ Canva Template Library

✅ Email templates

✅ Sample agreements

✅ Monthly live group Q&A calls for an entire YEAR

✅ Weekly office hours with KJ in our community group chat

✅ Online community group chat to connect with other authors

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✅ Ultimate Self-Publishing Guide

✅ Marketing Plan Workbook

✅ Canva Template Library

✅ Email templates

✅ Sample agreements

✅ Monthly live group Q&A calls for an entire YEAR

✅ Weekly office hours with KJ in our community group chat

✅ Online community group chat to connect with other authors

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NICE SEEING YOU DOWN HERE!

Time to have a little heart-to-heart.

Do you know the number one thing that holds back SO many first-time authors?

It’s fear. 

Fear that people won't like their book. Fear that their book isn’t going to sell. Fear that they don’t have what it takes. Fear that they won’t be able to commit to following through and making this work.

And if right now, you’re reading this wondering if you can *actually* pull this off—if you can actually make a big impact AND earn some cash while doing it...

You aren’t alone. I know because that used to be me.

If you had told me years ago that I would be a published author of a 4.9 star-rated children's book that is sold in all 50 states and more countries across the world than I can count, all while working a full-time job and being a mom, I would have laughed (or cried?) on the spot. 

 

But here’s the thing: I’m no special unicorn. I’m just your average girl who had zero publishing or marketing experience and just had a dream to publish a children's book. 

So I’m going to take this moment to tell you something I know is true:

You CAN do this. 

Being a published children's book author IS possible. And you’re closer to it than ever before. 

I mean this from the bottom of my heart: I believe in you. 

And I created Children's Book Publishing Academy to help you slash the learning curve, write and publish your book, and achieve the dream you’ve always wanted. 

So get on in here and let’s get to work!

Love, 

Kjersten

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