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June 14, 2011 6:43 AM Subscribe
Any advice for self-publishing or licensing your own created educational materials? I am interested in creating and publishing some speech therapy materials for use in schools with kids. Where to start?
posted by shortyJBot to education (6 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
I have an idea for speech therapy materials that I haven't seen published before, and I think it could be useful to a lot of speech therapists who work with articulation. I have used my idea with my students, and it has been helpful and they have enjoyed it.
I know about Super Duper Publications, and that they take submissions and offer a percentage of profits if they accept your idea. What other options are there? I have some graphic design friends I would be comfortable working with, so developing my idea independently could work out. But what would my options be in marketing and actually producing multiples if I wanted to go it alone? I thought about amazon.com self-publishing, but my idea is not a book, though a printable version could work.
I like the idea of keeping my idea mine and finalizing it with my vision (and graphic designer friends' input, of course), but I would be ok with giving my idea to another company to run with, as long as the arrangement was financially fair.
I am looking at this to be a summer project. I would appreciate any help or ideas in how:
1. If you designed educational materials, how did you get the word out? What company did you publish with, or did you go it alone?
2. If you are a designer, how did you make multiple copies of your digital creation accessible for purchase? Once it's in photoshop and it's awesome, how do you make it available for purchase, digitally or in print?
Thanks, guys! I know I'm at the pipe-dream stage right now, but I appreciate your help.