What do 14-year-old Ben Heckmann, high school junior Elizabeth Hines, 15-year-old Mac Bowers, and 12-year-olds Camille Mancuso and Ajla Dizdarevic all have in common? They are all authors, and owners of micro businesses! How did these teens become published? They took advantage of a popular new process called self-publishing, in which authors of all ages can convert their own manuscripts into bound books. There are several publishing companies that cater to self-publishers. These teens used avenues like Xlibris, iUniverse, KidPub Press, and Lulu. Many of these companies also provide light copy-editing and distribution on Amazon.com. While using a company may take some startup money, these teens said it was well worth it to see their hard work in physical form! Who knows? As a teen author, you might even earn a spot in your local newspaper, like Ajla.
Courtesy of NY Times
Teens, you can see your writing become published! Today, it’s easier than ever.
I’m sharing a session titled “How You or Your Child Can be a Published Author” at several live homeschool conventions this spring and one on-line event, the Ultimate Homeschool Expo:
Listen LIVE for free Wednesday May 2 at 11 am ET. Click here
Missed the live session? Grab a recording of the entire Expo here.
Carol Topp, CPA