Ralf, the Sleepless Calf

Ralf, the Sleepless Calf

"Ralf, the sleepless calf" is the second children's book, written and illustrated by Mireille van Yperen. "Ralf, the sleepless calf" actually happened on a dark night in Cornwall (UK). Mireille was unable to sleep at night and heard a cow moo in the meadow near her...

To write or to illustrate

To write or to illustrate

I finally found some time to crawl behind my drawing table. Saturday morning. It is quiet in the street and in the house. I smell the delicious, familiar scent of my drawing pencils. Again, I'm a bit surprised about the drawing in front of me. I have been working on...

Design and layout your children’s book

Design and layout your children’s book

Designing a children's book is not that easy. Online printers such as Amazon and Bol have special programs for this that you can download. But when you start with the self publishing process it can be a pain. This is not what you had in mind when you wanted to write a...

Book promotion, 5 tips to increase your book sales

Book promotion, 5 tips to increase your book sales

The process of writing and publishing a children's book is a challenge, exciting and fun. What most authors don't like is the part that comes next, the marketing. How do you get your children's book to a child. The marketing part is also often the reason that people...

Charlie’s first adventure

Charlie’s first adventure

'Live' It's really there. My first book, written in Dutch and English, is live in green letters. I can only say that I am quite proud. I'm still waiting for the authors' copies that are in the mail. Would the printing process have gone well?...

Graphic Designer, webdesigner, publisher and author

Graphic Designer, webdesigner, publisher and author

I once asked a fellow publisher when can one call themself a publisher? The definition was simple: as soon as you publish a book, you are a publisher. So in addition to being a DTP specialist, I am now also a publisher, author and illustrator. When I showed my first...