EMPOWER YOUR KIDS
What do kids get out of publishing their own books?
The love of writing can grow exponentially the moment your students hold their own book in their hands for the first time.
Your students' book is a four-cornered trophy that they can raise over their heads and remind themselves: "I did this!"
After students themselves travel down the winding road of the creative process, they look at every book through wiser eyes.
A clear and tangible light at the end of a tunnel motivates students to keep going, even if they trip... more than once.
From brainstorming to curling up with it on a rainy day, your students' book will always be a time capsule back to the original journey.
Books are made to be read. It takes bravery to get out there and expose yourself to others, but the rewards are gratifying.
Why publish with Liv & Blue Classroom?
Liv & Blue Publishing was launched by Matthew Baganz, a teacher better known to kids as Mr. B. The company continues to be run by teachers knowledgeable in both education and the publishing industry. Because we understand what the writing experience looks like in a variety of classroom contexts, we're happy to accommodate and support you and your students during the publishing process, whatever it is you might need. We're a personable, "mom and pop shop" kind of publisher (Liv & Blue was named after Matt's two kids), so we connect with our fellow teacher and student authors like colleagues and classmates. We look forward to hearing from you and supporting you with sharing your personal stories.
OTHER CLASSROOM PUBLISHERS
LIV & BLUE
Teachers are provided with design software and required to design their own book pages before sending them in for printing.
With our Standard and Premium packages, we design your book for you. Just send us your text and images, and we'll do the rest.
Teachers are required to distribute, collect and return parent order forms from all students.
We don't require parent orders. If you would like an order form to use for your own purposes, we're happy to provide you with one.
Parents or schools pay from $10 to over $20 per book and are then given a "free" classroom book if enough orders from parents are made.
We provide our package prices up front. Our packages range from $8 per book for a class set of 20 books to $17 per book for a class set of 30.
You need to create an account with a username and password to use the services.
ACCOUNT & LOGIN
We only ask you for the information needed to ship you your books. No account or login required.
Once your project is complete and your purchase order is closed, you cannot order additional books in the future.
You can contact us anytime for more copies of your book - however many you want, whenever you want.
Students are not credited as authors anywhere.
You have the option of including your students as authors on our Student Authors page, which they can share with family and friends.
Our Publishing Packages
We have publishing packages for every classroom project.
Don't see what you need?
Contact us for a customized plan that's right for you!
HOW IT WORKS
1. Select a package.
2. Upload your materials.
3. Place down payment (half price of package).
4. Receive a file for your review.
5. Approve final draft.
6. Complete payment.
7. Enjoy your books!
Tips on Best Practice
We've collected a few tips that will help make your book look
clean, clear, professional and polished. Pages of your book may appear faded or washed out if these tips are not followed.
CLASSROOM PUBLISHING STEP BY STEP GUIDE
Click here to download our Step by Step guide to planning, creating, editing and publishing your book.
Creating a book without a plan can be complex and take all the fun out of it.
WRITING AND DRAWING UTENSILS
Markers, paint, oil pastels, pens, crayons and computer art produce rich solid colors for best printing quality.
Pencils and colored pencils tend to fade.
Consider including different parts of a book, such as dedications, a table of contents, or back cover review.
Books without some parts be appear incomplete.
BEST FILE FORMATS
For typed text
For scans of handwriting
and hand-drawn pages
and digital art
Resolution under 300 dpi may not be accepted by our printers.