Producing Childrens Books

Page last updated 29th January 2019

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Purpose of the Course
When producing children’s books, there are specific requirements and extra considerations that need to be taken into account. This course provides delegates with a definitive introduction to the creation of books for children guiding them through the production of the most common formats, and explaining the legal and safety obligations.

Benefits of Attending
During this seminar-based course, delegates will learn about the formats available for children’s books and the most common pitfalls that occur when producing them. Delegates should come away from the course with the knowledge and confidence to be proactive in their role with a view to better expressing their requirements and being able to solve or even prevent problems efficiently thereafter.

To ensure our attendees get the most out of the day, we limit the number of delegates for this course to 12.

Course Level
This course will be of benefit to those who are, or would like to be, responsible for the production of children’s books. Its content is suitable for beginners, those who have learnt ‘on the job’, and anyone who would like to develop a deeper understanding of the processes and considerations necessary for the production of children’s books.

Course Outline
The topics covered during this course will include:

  • How the most common children’s book formats are produced (including board, touch-and-feel, books with flaps, sound books, bath books, etc.)
  • The use of finishes on children’s books
  • How to specify your requirements
  • The main pitfalls when producing children’s books and how to avoid them
  • What to consider when a book is deemed to be a toy
  • The main risk assessments and safety considerations to consider when producing books for children
  • An overview of the main legal considerations when producing books for children

Read the full course outline here.

The Trainer
Heather O'Connell, Consultant. (Read about BIC Trainers, here).

Feedback for this Course
This is a new BIC training course so, as yet, we do not have feedback on the course to relay however feedback on all other BIC training courses can be found here

Date & Frequency of this Course 
This course will be scheduled for 2019 as soon as possible; for the latest updates, email or join the BIC Training Course mailing list here

To register your interest in attending this course on an unspecified date in future, please see the 'Registration' section, below.

Course Location
The Publishers Association, London.

Course Length
This is a full day course.

On the Day 
All of BIC’s full-day courses include refreshments and a full working lunch. 

BIC Members £330 + VAT
Friends of BIC £390 + VAT
Non Members £440 + VAT

NB: Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the ticket price.

Discounted rates apply to BIC members only. Not sure if your organisation is a BIC member? Check our members list here.

Register your interest in attending this course here
For further information, please see the 'Frequency of this Course' section, above.

Once a date has been agreed for this course, registration will be carried out via Eventbrite. Payment on Eventbrite is accepted via VISA, Mastercard and American Express.

Alternative Payment Option: If you would prefer BIC to invoice your organisation directly, please contact Please note that this process will incur a £20.00 administration fee.

Read BIC's Course Cancellations & Refund Policy here.