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Edupreneur Resources   |   Sep 18, 2014

My journey in educational publishing: how to write books for teachers

By Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

If you have been thinking about writing a book for teachers but have no idea how to begin or break into educational publishing, I’d love to share my story with you. Dr. Will Deyamport III interviewed me about educational publishing for his podcast, The Dr. Will Show.


In the video below, you’ll hear me speak about:

  • How I got the ideas for my books and started publishing
  • Balancing full-time teaching with book writing
  • What motivates me to write and how I use writing to improve education
  • The decision between traditional and self-publishing
  • eBook vs. print copy sales
  • How to leverage book sales and consulting opportunities
  • How my writing and creative process works
  • My advice for those who want to write and publish a book
  • The importance of promoting your book on social media


I’ve written in-depth on this topic over on the Publishing a Teaching Book page, offering advice on writing your book, getting it edited, choosing a publisher, getting the word out, and more. If your interests lie more in publishing a children’s book, check out this guest post from Kathleen Wainright on how she successfully writes/publishes children’s books.

What questions do you have about educational publishing or writing a book for teachers? I’d be happy to share what I’ve learned, so ask away in the comments!


Angela Watson

Founder and Writer

Angela created the first version of this site in 2003, when she was a classroom teacher herself. With 11 years of teaching experience and more than a decade of experience as an instructional coach, Angela oversees and contributes regularly to...
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