Monday, June 23, 2008

Book Publishing for Children

Why should you be the only author in your family? If you have creative children, they can write and print their own books via a P.O.D. company that was created just for kids: Tikatok. Although the site seems to be in the testing phase now (the site, which launched in March, has "beta" as part of its URL, so I'm assuming it's still in the beta stage), it's already receiving visibility. In fact, the Boston Herald had an article about it this morning that talked about an event, taking place at the Boston Public Library (one of my favorite places on the planet) on July 8, for kids who want to learn how to use Tikatok.

How many of us fantasized about having our own books published when we were kids? And how many of us actually could fulfill that dream back then?

Thanks to Tikatok, kids can put "publishing a book" into the same category as "getting an ipod." In other words, not every young person will find a parent who's willing to invest in the dream.

On the other hand, what a small investment it is, relatively speaking. And how rich the rewards!