The Child Writes Correspondence Program is now available to budding authors and illustrators across Australia! This individual version of the Child Writes program offers children the same opportunities and benefits as its classroom counterpart. Children participating in the program will be guided through the process of writing, editing and illustrating their very own children’s picture books. These books are published by boutique publisher Boogie Books (complete with ISBNs), making the children official authors and illustrators! What an accomplishment for a child… and all for a similar investment to that of a child’s music or sporting lessons!
The program also encourages children to celebrate their achievement through a book launch or party, and to donate copies of their book to places where children are in crisis. All Child Writes authors are offered a publishing contract upon completion of the program, and Boogie Books makes commercial opportunities available through online ebook sales. Child Writes published titles are currently part of the ipad inflight entertainment for Jetstar!
How the correspondence program works
Self-paced program with option for deadlines to simulate publishing environment. Expected timeframe of between three months and one year for completion.
Individual program with assistance from the tutor or parent.
Instruction for the designated tutor or parent is through the Tutor Guide (part of the program materials). Telephone and online support is available from the Child Writes office.
Editing and preparation of ebook files (in preparation for publishing and to create ebooks) is completed by the Child Writes office staff, eliminating the need for tutors or parents to be skilled in these areas.
What you Receive
Child Writes book
Tutor Guide (for tutor/parent)
Art kit including illustration materials
Editing by head office editor
Preparation of electronic files for publishing and ebook
Tutor support (for tutor/parent) by phone and internet
All proofs for printing
Ten printed copies of the completed book, published by Boogie Books (five copies received – other copies submitted to national, state and local libraries, and as donations to children in crisis)
Child Writes completion certificate
Publishing contract and online commercial opportunities
Program Cost: $850 (Quarterly, Monthly or Fortnightly payment options available)
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