Aspiring Authors & Illustrators

Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators (SCBWI)

This is a great organization that provides advice, meetings, and much more! Once Upon A Time is honored to host the Mingle for our local SFV/Glendale chapter, check the calendar for their next meeting.

We Need Diverse Books (WNDB)

Diversity of voices and stories is important and the grassroots organization, We Need Diverse Books is a great resource for those who are underrepresented in children's publishing. 

Indie-Friendly Publishing Options

We know that there are a lot of options out there to get your book published.  We are not able to carry books from self-publishing platforms that have predatory pricing practices that directly compete with independent bookstores like Once Upon A Time.  Below are two options that are more indie-friendly and support a healthy publishing market. 

Ingram Spark

Ingram is a standard distributor for booksellers all over the country and they are now offering a publishing service.  Check out their website here for more information. 

KOBO Writing Life

KOBO is a e-reader that many independent bookstores like Once Upon A Time sell and offer on their websites.  KOBO offers e-book publishing.  More details can be found here

Best Practices

Read more about Best Practices for Authors Who Want Thier Book in Bookstores from the Huffington Post

Suggested Reading

Books to pack while you camp!

Camp Tiger Cover Image
Pete the Cat Goes Camping (I Can Read Level 1) Cover Image
Be Prepared Cover Image
The Not-So Great Outdoors Cover Image
Mr. Monkey Takes a Hike Cover Image
Spy Camp (Spy School) Cover Image

Harry Potter Audiobooks through Libro.fm

Staff Picks

This is the final and epic end of the tales of Harry Potter. This exquisite story features the final battle between good and evil. Harry must battle his arch nemesis Voldimort [sic] for protection of the magical kingdom that Harry and his friends live in. But the question still remains, who will win? Read the book and find out for yourself. - Andrew, customer