6 Children's Book Writer Success Stories [2023]

6 Children's Book Writer Success Stories [2023]
Become A Children's Book Writer

If you are passionate about early childhood education, why not become a children’s book writer? Starting a children’s bookstore is a low-barrier-to-entry business you can start today.

You can write storybooks or subject textbooks for kids, publish and distribute them through the bookshops or your online bookstore, or sell them on Amazon and other online bookstores.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a children's book writer:

1. OrderOfBooks.com ($600K/year)

Graeme McGaw (from Kingston, ON, Canada) started OrderOfBooks.com over 11 years ago.

Revenue
$50K / month
Team
1 founders / 8 employees

Case Study

My name is Graeme McGaw, and I run the OrderOfBooks.com network of book websites.

The websites have been in existence for a decade now and currently make six figures per year.

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2. Finn and Remy, LLC ($24K/year)

Jane Du (from Dallas, Texas, USA) started Finn and Remy, LLC over 5 years ago.

Revenue
$2K / month
Team
1 founders / 0 employees
Location
Dallas, Texas, USA

Case Study

I am Jane, an artist and an author. I am mom to two boys, Finnegan (3.5) and Remington (1.5), who are the inspiration behind the cute hedgehog characters in my books and a lot of my art. I (until very recently, used to) live in Dallas with one husband, two boys, three dogs, and five chickens.

I also make inspirational art prints and cute T’s for adults and kids alike.

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Learn more about starting a children's book writer:

Where to start?

-> How much does it cost to start a children's book writer?
-> Pros and cons of a children's book writer

Need inspiration?

-> Examples of established children's book writer
-> Marketing ideas for a children's book writer
-> Children's book writer names

Other resources

-> Children's book writer tips

4. The Adventurous Mailbox ($120K/year)

Andrew Bliss (from Taiwan) started The Adventurous Mailbox about 7 years ago.

Revenue
$10K / month
Team
1 founders / 3 employees
Location
Taiwan

Case Study

Hey there, my name is Andrew Bliss, the founder of The Adventurous Mailbox. We sell adventure-based educational packages to schools, homeschoolers, and gift-buyers for kids aged 8-12.

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5. Dinosaur House ($72K/year)

When the pandemic hit, Timmy Bauer from DinosaurHouse.com pivoted his business from being a traveling children’s book author to running a children’s book production company. Timmy was enjoying working as a traveling children’s book author, but he was forced to change directions when schools started…

Timmy Bauer (from Orlando, FL, USA) started Dinosaur House about 2 years ago.

Revenue
$6K / month
Team
1 founders / 4 employees

Case Study

Timmy Bauer, the owner of DinosaurHouse.com, changed the focus of his company from writing children's books on the road to producing them after the pandemic struck.

His experience is the ideal illustration of how, even if your business hits a brick wall, you don't always need to do a complete 180. Sometimes all it takes is a small adjustment—a few degrees in one direction or the other—to start you on a new course.

Since starting down this new path, Timmy has gone from living "just over the poverty line" to managing a six-figure business.

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