How I Created a Storybook Brand
By Eliana Rose B.
During August of 2019, I created a storybook brand, I self-published one of my storybooks on Amazon, and I use different software and project management tools in different areas of the brand for fulfilling the goals I had for it within the time frame of one month.
Why I did this project
I decided to work on this project for two main reasons. Firstly, I am passionate about writing storybooks and seeing the process of turning ideas into a real product. The second reason is that I wanted to develop technical skills for using different types of project management software, that can be useful during my apprenticeship at the startup in which I am going to get placed.
What I’ve accomplished in 30 days
-I created a brand of storybooks with a real product that is available for customers to buy, and presence on the web.
-I translated a book from Spanish to English.
-I learned how to create an ebook using special software and made a video about it.
-I learned how to selfpublish my book on Amazon.com and made a video about it.
-I created social networks accounts for my brand.
-I learned how to create content for social media using Canva.com
- I learned how to use Trello and made a video about it.
-I learned how to use Buffer for managing the social media accounts of my brand and made a video about it.
-I wrote a blog post about how to get started writing children’s books.
-I created a website for my brand.
-I created content for the blog of my brand.
-I created an advertisement promoting my product on social media.
-I wrote updates about my project every week.
What I would have done differently:
I would have not stressed too much when I tried to reach perfection on the content I created and I did not achieve it. I would have enjoyed more the process of learning, making mistakes and improving.
Problems I faced:
My biggest challenge every week of the month was to deal with the recording of my videos, and having to repeat them several times. I also had to deal with some technical issues when I used the wrong software for turning an ebook into a different format.
What I will be working on the upcoming weeks/months:
In the next weeks and months, I plan to create new storybooks, translate the ones I wrote in Spanish, and keep growing a community of followers and costumers around my brand.