Get Your Children's Book Published

Join Leading Children's Publisher Nikita Gill and Learn How to Get Your Book Accepted by a Top, Traditional Publisher

Exclusive live online seminar with children's publisher, Nikita Gill.
Live online, Monday, April 8, at 8:30 AM Paris, 4:30 PM Sydney, and 6:30 PM Auckland. Strictly limited places are available now for aspiring children's authors worldwide. 

In an interactive three-hour Zoom session, Nikita Gill will take you by the hand and walk you through exactly what it takes to get your book ready for publication. With many real-world examples and opportunities to ask questions throughout, you will learn… 

  • the critical formula to make your children’s picture book a success (and how to quickly get there);
  • how to manage rhyme in your book—mistakes to avoid, and how to know if this powerful high-risk tactic is for you;
  • how authors work with illustrators to share in the storytelling and create a book that is a complete whole;
  • how to develop characters that children can relate to—and to balance your creativity with accessible language;
  • the right language for the right grade to keep children hooked ;
  • how to pitch your book to a publishing house in a way that makes you stand out and how to gauge when you’re ready to shoot your shot;
  • and so much more!

After the seminar, you will have time to apply your learnings to your manuscript and share your book with Nikita Gill for consideration for publishing opportunities! 

Meet Your Mentor

Nikita Gill is a leading children’s publishing professional with a wide range of industry experience. She has worked with OUP, Macmillan Education, Pearson, and Cengage, and has a comprehensive understanding of the publishing landscape in Britain, America, New Zealand, India, and Australia. Nikita’s expertise includes primary literacy and children’s reading development. She is passionate about storytelling and has published hundreds of books over the years.

After the live lecture, you will be invited to improve your manuscript and send it to your instructor for consideration.

At EK Books, we are on the lookout for new authors to work with but want to make sure that authors are giving their books and messages the best chance of success. After the session, participants will be invited to send their manuscripts to their instructor.

Selected authors will be invited to pursue further training and publication opportunities with Exisle Academy, with an eye for in-depth publishing consideration with EK Books for those manuscripts that meet our stringent standards.

Join on Monday, April 8, for three hours that could change your future as a childrens author.

While this seminar is for aspiring children's authors we are happy to welcome authors at any stage of the journey. 

Please note: The session will not be recorded and places are limited. To allow us to provide unfiltered insights into how children's publishing actually works, we will not be recording the session. Because we want to allow all participants the opportunity to ask questions, spaces are strictly capped. Once all places are taken, registration will be closed. 

Register Now to Secure Your Spot

Attend the live online training with Nikita Gill, ask your questions, and be invited to share your manuscript for further publishing opportunities after the session ends. After registering, you'll receive an email with private attendance details one day before the event starts and a friendly reminder on the day. 
Register Now [$175 USD]


The exclusive seminar will take place on Zoom on Monday, April 8, at 6:30 AM Paris, 4:30 PM Sydney, and 6:30 PM Auckland. Strictly limited places are available now for aspiring children's authors worldwide. Register today to secure your place. After registering, you will receive an email with private access details 48 hours before the seminar begins. Don't worry if you're not experienced with Zoom—our friendly international team will be on hand to make sure you have a seamless experience. Please note, all prices shown are in USD.


Back by popular demand — here's what past attendees said:

"It’s really hard to get good advice as a writer... so I think the seminar was good value for money, particularly with an opportunity to send work to a publisher."

"Thank you so much for taking the time to read my two pieces and send feedback, this means a lot to me!"

"Nikita was extremely thorough and covered a lot. I have found since the course I’ve had a more critical eye when reading my work."

"Last night was brilliant! I am applying the learnings to my manuscript."

"Thank you so much for Wednesday!! I was extremely inspired to put pen to paper again."

"Just a quick email to thank you and Nikita for last night's seminar. It was very insightful and I really got a lot out of Nikita's tips and advice."

"I attended yesterday’s zoom workshop with Nikita Gill. It was excellent, learnt lots and feel even more excited about my writing."

"Thank you once again for hosting a fantastic workshop last night! It was very informative. You both provided such a lovely, relaxed atmosphere."

"Thank you for the Zoom session with Nikita, it was very helpful and I made a number of changes as a result."


Exisle Academy is an international service provided by our global publishing team with representatives in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and North America. Unless otherwise indicated, all prices are shown in $ USD. If USD is not your currency, a conversion will be applied automatically by your bank upon checkout. For all inquiries, email [email protected] or call our offices at the numbers below. Please contact us before registering if your children's picture book exceeds 3,000 words in length.

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