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DartFrog Kids
is our curated hybrid program for children’s authors that includes full advertising, marketing & promotion of the published book. Evaluation of every manuscript is free and if invited to publish through DarFrog Kids, there is no obligation to accept.

The following services are standard to all DartFrog Kids projects

A full proofread of the manuscript is always performed before the formatting process begins. If we like your story but it needs more than a proofread, we will let you know.

We manage the interior design & formatting process (for hardcover, paperback & ebook) as well as the cover design process (for hardcover, paperback & ebook). In the case of picture books, the epub is designed as a fixed layout epub to ensure the illustrations convert properly to the screen. 

We connect every DartFrog Kids book to influencers in our own network who read your book and share their honest opinion with their audience.  We guarantee at least 5 influencers will review your book. 

DartFrog will also organize a live virtual book event (with an Instagram book influencer from our network) to air at some point during the book’s launch week. 

We provide enhanced Amazon optimization for every DartFrog Kids book, which includes selection of keywords and categories that will give it the best chance to successfully engage Amazon’s algorithms and achieve ranking status. 

We design A+ content for the Publisher section of your Amazon product page to give it a fully custom and polished feel. 

We write and distribute a press release for all DartFrog Kids titles and provide you with a distribution report of the outlets that picked the release up.  And we pitch you to podcasts that we think would be interested in having you on as a guest.

Every DartFrog Kids title is advertised in Ingram’s K12 catalog, which provides exposure to 22,500 school and youth librarians. 

DartFrog’s social media coordinator will work directly with each DartFrog Kids author to create engaging content for posting (approximately two months prior to launch and one month after launch) on the author’s social media channels. DartFrog wil also post about the book on our own channels, but the focus of this campaign is creating content for the author to post on their own social media channels.

We create an electronic press kit (EPK) custom to the look and feel of your book for you to use in your own outreach. 

DartFrog will submit each of our books to the  Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY), the Foreword Indies Book of the Year Awards, the Rubery Book Award, the Eric Hoffer Book Award, and the Reader Views Literary Awards.

We commission a professional review from Midwest Book Review and we submit the book to The Children’s Book Review and the School Library Journal for their consideration. Reviews are submitted once the interior formatting is finished, in the hopes that we can add excerpts from positive reviews to the cover before releasing the book. 

DartFrog will sponsor an email campaign to 77,000 children’s book enthusiasts through our platinum partnership with Written Word Media.

Once the book has at least 20 reviews on Amazon with an average rating of 4-stars or higher, DartFrog will sponsor a 10 day Facebook/Instagram campaign targeting children’s book readers. 

DartFrog will also place your book in at least 2 independent bookstores. The book will be displayed face front in a genre appropriate section of the store at eye level, with a shelf reader card attached. We will provide a photo of the book on display in the store, which you can then share on your social media. 

We offer a print on demand option and an offset print & warehouse distribution option. Authors can choose which print/distribution option works best for them (print costs will be in addition to the flat rate for authors who choose the offset print option). 

Every DartFrog Kids author has a dedicated project manager with whom they can correspond through Basecamp (the platform we use for all team communications), or through our dedicated video call channel if a face-to-face meeting is required. The project manager oversees the team working on your book, is your direct point of contact, and also manages the administrative tasks that are important to the publishing process (the assigning of ISBNS, Library of Congress registration, uploading files, etc). 

For authors who choose the Print on Demand option, you earn a 100% royalty from all sales of the book. Authors who choose the offset print and warehouse distribution model may be required to share a portion of their royalty with the distributor, but DartFrog still takes no cut of your sales. 

DartFrog Kids

DartFrog's curated hybrid program for children's books
$ 8500 Payable in multiple installments
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