With 10,000 children’s titles published in the UK each year, knowing how to progress your children’s book idea can feel daunting or sometimes impossible. But options do exist!

Join Lucy Reynolds - children’s author and founding member of publishing partnership, Doodles & Scribbles - to explore her independent publishing journey and discover how to create and publish a beautiful children’s picture book that sells successfully on crowded highstreet shelves.

A practical, fun and informative talk, covering everything from writing, storyboarding, editing, designing, and printing a book, through to sales, marketing, distribution, events and translation, this session is perfect for anyone wishing to write, illustrate or publish their own book.

More About Lucy 

Together with her illustration partner and business co-founder, Jenna Herman, Lucy creates lovely books for little explorers, encouraging children to pause, notice and care about the natural world around them. With a PhD in 19th century poetry, Lucy combines her love of words with Jenna’s background in Fine Art to create beautiful, keepsake children’s books. Their first publication, Parrots Don’t Live in the City!, hit the shelves with great success in 2017 and their second book, Hedgehogs Don’t Live in the City!, quickly followed suit. Their third book, We Are Family, launched in hardback in February 2022 and as a paperback in February 2023. It immediately attracted praise for its empathy, beauty and touching portrayal of family diversity and was longlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2023. 

“The best book I’ve seen about family diversity” - Catherine Millar, Blue Peter Awards Judge

“Brimming with empathy” - The Sunday Post

“Cutting edge advice from an author / illustrator duo who are thriving in the industry” - Goldsmiths University, MA in Children’s Publishing 

“I can't overstate how inspiring your session was!” - SCBWI Conference feedback

Important Information:

The talk will last 45 minutes with a Q&A session at the end. 

The talk will take place at Place Farm Barn. 

Access: Place Farm Barn is fully accessible for wheelchair users. There is an accessible toilet. For more information about access, visit our access page here

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