Happy to share another interesting post from Lou Treleaven… this could be fun!
Aspiring picture book writers and artists should check out Storybird, a beautifully presented and well structured site that is a cross between online publisher, social media site and playground! Basically Storybird allows you to create your own online picture book using presupplied artwork. The artwork is uploaded by artists who are sharing their work for free. You type in a keyword, bring up some pictures and start pulling them into your blank pages. Add some text and you have created your own picture book which can either remain private or be shared on the site and commented on. If you want a hard copy you can pay for one (and the artist earns royalties), otherwise everything is free.
So what’s the catch? Well, you’re not really in control of the material because you can only do one search (keyword or artist). You have to use the pictures that your…
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