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The embedded Google form doesn’t do a great job of thanking you for your helpful response to the survey.

So we’ve added something – not enough, probably – to express our heartfelt appreciation for your taking the time to share your thoughts. Below the survey you can enjoy the one hour video presentation by Aiko Ikegami and Mark Mitchell about how Aiko wrote, illustrated and sold her first picture book Friends to Albert Whitman Publishers. You’ll also find a link to join us for our free June 8 online visit with author-illustrator Laura Logan about the experience of creating her debut picture book, little buttlerfly, which HarperCollins imprint Balzer + Bray published in February.)

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A first picture book’s path to publication

Cover of "Friends" by Aiko Ikegami

Self-taught illustrator (and PhD chemist) Aiko Ikegami takes us on the surprisingly fast path to publishing her first picture book “Friends” (Albert Whitman and Company) – from the germ of an idea, to early thumbnails and sketches, then a dummy, to securing an agent (after several expressed interest all at once) to the pre-release book order page in the Albert Whitman and Company spring catalog.

What makes first time children’s author Aiko’s story all the more interesting is that English is a second language for her. Don’t miss this recording of the inspiring, fun Google+ Live event that combined instructive presentation, interview by Mark and Q&A with viewers. It’s a true inside scoop! 🙂

Friends came out to great reviews in hardcover in March of 2016. Look for it in your favorite local bookstore or online here or here.

Thanks to author-illustrators Aiko Ikegami and Mark Mitchell for this special Google+ Live Event replay, A Picture Book’s Journey to Publication.

If you’d like to receive an invitation to our next Google+ Live Event, a free presentation on June 8 by author-illustrator Laura Logan about her picture book debut, Little Butterfly, newly released by HarperCollins imprint Balzer+Bray, register at the link you’ll find below. We’ll send you the details you need to access Laura’s live process talkopen Q&A and video replay and keep you updated about more Marks & Splashes Learning events like this one.

Join us for our interactive Wednesday, June 8 session with author-illustrator Laura Logan

Little Butterfly cover

Please sign up for the free live event (and replay) here.

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