Episode 008: How Sharee Miller’s Self-Published Book Caught the Eye of a Traditional Publisher

Episode 008: How Sharee Miller’s Self-Published Book Caught the Eye of a Traditional Publisher

Are you dreaming of writing a book but wonder if you should self-publish or hold out for a traditional publisher to notice you? Sharee Miller is an author AND illustrator. Her book, Princess Hair, is a children’s book which debuted with a traditional publisher in the fall of 2017 after she had initially self-published it a few years earlier.

From an early age, she loved to draw and knew illustration would always be a part of her life. By day she works as a t-shirt illustrator for Children’s Place and by night she freelances and works on her book and illustration projects. Her new book Don’t Touch My hair comes out November 6th. Sharee uses her art to encourage women and girls to love their natural hair. She adds diversity and her own unique voice to the children’s book industry.

Go off Script with us as Sharee gives us insight into how she found a book agent, promotes her books and works with traditional publishers on new projects.

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Mentioned in this episode

  • Instagram: @coilyandcute
  • shareemiller.com
  • coilyandcute.com

Takeaways

  • If you’re interested in being an author, it’s important to read a lot, research the work of other successful authors and attend industry events.
  • Attend industry events in order to meet x and other partners in the publishing world
  • It’s important for illustrators to put their work on display so they can get quick feedback
  • Displaying your work on social media is a great way to attract literary agents and publicists

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