What makes a picture book a bestseller?

What makes a Children's Book a Bestseller

taught by Will Terry
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Visual: This was an interesting topic! Going on what I learned in this video, the illustrations ( tiny talking heads in boxes and images of picture book covers) plus the words from the tiny heads didn't compliment each other. The talking heads we...

Chris Perry

Fantastic

Being true to yourself and not copying was the message. Even if you try to copy that could have the opposite results. one needs to be bold and 'believe in their product". Great job guys.

First Last

Visual: This was an interesting topic! Going on what I learned in this video, the illustrations ( tiny talking heads in boxes and images of picture book covers) plus the words from the tiny heads didn't compliment each other. The talking heads we...

Chris Perry

Being true to yourself and not copying was the message. Even if you try to copy that could have the opposite results. one needs to be bold and 'believe in their product". Great job guys.

Will Terry
Will Terry
Illustrator

About the instructor

Will Terry has been a freelance illustrator for 26 years. He got his start working for magazines and newspapers in the Washington D.C. area. His early clients include publications such as Time, Money, WSJ and ads for Sprint, Pizza Hut, Fed Ex, and Master Card. He has illustrated about 30 children’s books for a number of publishers, including Random House, Simon & Schuster, Scholastic, and Penguin. When he's not mountain biking, hiking, or snowboarding he works out of the svslearn.com office in Provo Utah. 

It's something everyone in the publishing industry wants to know - why do some books sell and some books don't?

We don't necessarily have the magic formula, but our special guest just might! Gene Nelson, who has served on the Caldecott AND Newberry award committees, joins us for our monthly 3rd Thursday webinar to help give us some insight into what makes a picture book a bestseller. With your host kidlit artist Will Terry.

Course Contents

1 Video

Course Curriculum

What Makes A Picture Book A Bestseller
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