Story Monsters Ink: Children’s book production, book marketing

Description: Linda Radke, Publisher / Publishing Consultant, talks with Alexa about children's book production and marketing. 

Format: Video Q&A 

Level: This presentation is for all levels. 


Linda Radke

Linda Radke

Publisher / Publishing Consultant

Linda F. Radke is the president of Story Monsters LLC and publisher of Story Monsters Ink® magazine. For more than 34 years, she has been ahead of the game in producing and marketing award-winning books for all ages. Clients and the media describe Radke as an industry leader in creativity, innovation, and customer service. She has received numerous publishing, public relations, and marketing awards, including being named “Book Marketer of the Year” by Book Publicists of Southern California. Tireless in her efforts of helping authors make their dreams a reality, Radke’s motto is, “You can’t compromise on quality. Do it right or don’t do it all!” Radke’s foray into publishing began with a desire to print a how-to book to complement the household employment agency she owned. For Radke, teased on more than one occasion about having “printer’s ink in her veins,” the experience of publishing the book was exhilarating, which prompted her to change careers without looking back. In 1985, Radke launched Five Star Publications, Inc. She went on to add marketing and publicity services, networking opportunities, and special event coordination with the goal to help deserving authors achieve visibility.

Mentioned in this video:

  • Children's book production
  • Marketing a children's book
  • Finding the right publishing partners
  • Children's book awards programs and other initiatives
  • Having fun with SWAG to market your book

More about Story Monsters

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