Get Your Children's Book Publisher-Ready

Learn directly from a leading children’s publisher and give your children’s manuscript a true shot at publication.

Exclusive live online seminar with children's publisher, Nikita Gill.
Live online, Wednesday, June 21 at  8 AM London, 5 PM Sydney, and 7 PM Auckland. Strictly limited places are available now for aspiring children's authors worldwide. 

Dear writer,

As an established, award-winning children’s publisher, we are deeply passionate about finding and publishing stories that will delight children and parents alike. We care about books with a message—but this message is often hard to find when hopeful authors first submit their titles to publishers like us.

If you’ve been sending your books to publishers but not hearing back, then it's possible that structural, formatting and tactical mistakes are forcing publishers to move your book to the reject pile even if they would otherwise be thrilled to bring it to the world.

We can help you fix that and give your book a real chance at success.

Join our children’s publisher for an exclusive online seminar to learn exactly what you need to do to get your manuscript ready for publication 

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!


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 Wednesday, June 21, for three hours that could change your future as a childrens author.

The live Zoom session will take place on Wednesday, June 21, at 8:00 AM London time which is 5 PM in Sydney, and midnight (the previous day) in Los Angeles, for up to 3 hours. All participants will have the opportunities to ask Nikita questions. 

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 week before the event starts.

The exclusive seminar will take place on Zoom on Wednesday, June 21 at 8:00 AM London Time which is 5 PM in Sydney, 7 PM in Auckland, and midnight (the previous day) in Los Angeles. Register today to secure your place. After registering, you will receive an email with private access details one week before the seminar takes place. 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.


What writers we work with are saying

"Thank you for your detailed and supportive assessment of my book, [Redacted]. Your report far exceeded my expectations, and I am extremely grateful. The areas you have suggested need development is exactly the feedback I was looking for and needed."

"Thank you for this information. After the initial shock, it is quite useful and I now have a new strategy moving forward, so it was worth it."

"The markups are great, I understand better what you need/ mean when plotting a manuscript. Thank you very much for your time, patience and assistance in getting the [Redacted] from an idea to presentable manuscript. You have gone above and beyond the allotted time and I appreciate it very much."

"Thanks very much for your report. It’s extremely helpful. I can see I’ve got a lot of work to do. I’m so glad I requested an assessment of my work. Hopefully I’ll be able to amend it to publishing standard. I really appreciate your input."

"Thank you for your assessment. It is very helpful and provides clear directions for future changes."


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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