Category Archives: Producing a Chapter Book

The Blog Has Moved

It has found a new home on my website. Please come and have a look: alexhallatt.com/blog/

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FAB Club eBook Now Available – Free eBook Giveaway

I finished turning FAB Club into an ebook (thanks to Vellum software. More on that later). It is now on Kindle, Kobo and iBooks. To celebrate, I am giving away 100 copies of the ebook, using InstaFreebie. Click here, to … Continue reading

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My Children’s Book About Bullying is Now on Amazon

FAB (Friends Against Bullying) Club went live on Amazon last month. Woo-hoo! When I was planning FAB, I was going to be living in New Zealand when the book came out. I wanted to take the book around schools and … Continue reading

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FAB Club Bullying Help Sheets – Work in Progress

My book, FAB Club, will launch on October 3rd. To coincide with that, I’m preparing some bullying help sheets, which will be available free to all newsletter subscribers (go to alexhallatt.com/FAB to subscribe). Here is some of the line art … Continue reading

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Free Children’s Book Chapters – Friends Against Bullying – Join the Club

The last chapter (12) went out to my crowd editors a couple of weeks ago. I got some enthusiastic feedback from the kids, but a couple of the adults echoed my thoughts about the ending. It all wrapped up, but … Continue reading

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Creating a Children’s Chapter Book 17: Cover Design

As we get into the last few chapters of the crowd edit, it’s time to finalise the cover. This was the draft: I had to neaten up the text and bring the kids to the fore to stand out a … Continue reading

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Creating a Children’s Chapter Book 16: The Crowd Edit

Chapter 10 went out this week. There are 12 chapters in the book, so the crowd edit will be over soon. I’m a little sad, as I’m enjoying the whole process. I’ve learned a lot about how the book works (or didn’t) … Continue reading

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Creating a Children’s Chapter Book 15: Inking Inking Inking

The crowd edit is going well. I’m into a routine of sending out a new chapter pdf every Monday (The draft chapter also goes up on Wattpad) and I continue to get great feedback. The book is reading and looking a … Continue reading

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Creating a Children’s Chapter Book 14: I Am Learning a Lot About Punctuation

The last time I learnt any grammar was when I was about 15. I am sure I have forgotten a lot, but I’m also sure that there are things I’ve never known. Like how to punctuate dialogue. This week, I … Continue reading

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Creating a Children’s Chapter Book 13: Editing the Book Via FirstEditing.com and FAB Friends

I’m publishing FAB Club myself and I don’t have a huge budget, but editing is vital. It’s one of the differences between a professional-looking book and an amateur one. It’s also important because the book’s audience is 8-12 year old … Continue reading

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