How to write and publish your own books - with Suzanne Hemming, Thea Chops Books
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Suzanne Hemmings writes rhyming children's books with messages of equality and acceptance in them. She also uses her platform to campaign and highlight the need for greater equality. 

Listen in to hear Suze share:

  • An introduction to her books (1:30)
  • How her daughter inspired her to write her own books (2:04)
  • Her background in engineering (6:24)
  • How and when she started writing (7:00)
  • Why you don’t need writing or publishing experience to write and publish a book (10:31)
  • The practical steps to go through (13:15)
  • The power of using Google to help with research and creating your to-do list and why you don’t need to know it all (15:10)
  • The difference between traditional publishing and self publishing (19:11)
  • Where she sells her books and (23:05)
  • How having a distributor helps (25:30)
  • The roles she has to do as a self published author (27:38)
  • How she found a distributor (28:30)
  • How she markets her books (30:45)
  • Save the Children’s Save with Stories (37:48)
  • Her number one piece of advice for anyone wanting to write and publish a book (41:54)
  •  A sneak peek at book number 3! (43:00)

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