Promoting Your New Children’s Book Through The Media In 2023

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The start of the new year signals both a clean slate and the opportunity to accomplish new goals, such as creating a game plan to promote your new children’s book in 2023.

However, with the vast number of children’s books annually, vying for the attention of children, parents, families, and educators, the competition can be fierce.

As an author or illustrator, the pressure is on you to make your book stand out, but how?
Thanks to two of our fellow neighbors, the path towards a brighter future has made clear for shining stars in the KidLit community.

Join our John Masiulionis, along with award-winning artist and children’s author/illustrator, John Parra, on Wednesday, January 18th (@ 7PM ET/4PM PT) for Promoting Your New Children’s Book Through The Media In 2023.

As part of this special Mastermind from PR From The Heart, you will learn:


🗺️ What The Lay Of The Land Looks Like For Media In The New Year
📖 The Kinds Of Stories That Media Outlets Are Looking For In 2023
🤝🏻 Why It’s Important To Establish Working Relationships With Members Of The Media
🤔 How To Find The Right Media Outlet For Your Story
⬆️ How To Leverage Your Media Exposure To Increase The Number Of Author/School Visits, Speaking Engagements, Bookstore & Library Events, And Book Sales
😮 Plus much more…

Our John Masiulionis will be answering any questions that you have regarding the world of PR/publicity.

Plus, you will be able to hear John Parra’s inspiring journey, from illustrating for New York Times best-selling author, Susan Verde, Lesa Cline-Ransome, Miranda Paul, and many other prominent children’s authors, to writing and illustrating his highly-anticipated debut children’s book, Growing an Artist: The Story of a Landscaper and His Son (published by Simon & Schuster), to having his own U.S. Forever Postage Stamps (through the USPS) and his own Holiday Gift Packaging Collection (through Target).

This is your opportunity to share your new children’s book with one of the top authors and illustrators in the world of children’s literature and ask any book-related, publishing-related, or publicity-related questions.

As space is limited for this Mastermind, we encourage you to reserve your virtual seat for this very special two-hour online event:

Early Bird Registration

(Through Tuesday, January 10th): $99


Registration From Wednesday,

January 11th – Tuesday, January 17th: $149


Get the recognition that you, your book, and your story deserve by being a part of Promoting Your New Children’s Book Through The Media In 2023.

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    John Masiulionis

    Manager of PR From The Heart LLC

    For nearly a decade, John Masiulionis has been helping creatives to share their gifts and expand their audiences around the world.

    His ability to highlight the best of what someone brings to the table is uniquely exceptional. With the power of enthusiasm and determination, John is a seasoned professional at taking ideas and transforming them into realities.

    As a publicist for inspirational, spiritual, and children’s authors, John understands the challenges that heart-centered entrepreneurs face, as they step out in faith and follow their own paths of service.

    He uses his networking savvy, well-developed organizational skills, and positive energy to promote and establish name recognition for all of his clients

    A true partner in promotion, John empowers his clients with the personal attention and dedicated support they need to fulfill their dreams and expand the reach of their work.

    John currently resides in San Diego, California. You can see him on The CW San Diego/CBS 8, as he shares the newest heart-centered children’s books from the shining stars in the KidLit community of PR From The Heart on Empowering Reads for Kids.

    He also enjoys reading to children throughout the city, as part of his Story Time with Mr. John Series, inspiring little ones to remember how special they are and how reading helps to create magic and miracles in their lives.

    John’s long-term plans include releasing his first children’s book and opening a children’s hospice for terminally-ill children in La Jolla.

    John Parra

    Award-Winning Artist & Children’s Author/Illustrator

    John Parra is an award-winning illustrator, fine artist, designer, author, and educator best known for his art illustrated, Latino themed, children’s picture books. For his work he has received many awards and accolades including: Three American Library Association’s Pura Belpré Honors, Two Golden Kite Awards from The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and a Christopher’s Award. Parra’s original artwork has also been showcased and displayed in numerous gallery and museum exhibitions throughout the United States and abroad, with many paintings now residing in private collections. He has taught art at the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, CA and regularly speaks as a visiting artist at schools and literary conferences across the country, advocating art and reading education.

    John’s artistic path began growing up in Santa Barbara, California. He spent his days exploring and drawing. His Hispanic roots and heritage provided a rich cultural palette of inspiring imagery and customs. Mexican murals and papier-mâché piñatas, folk art, science and nature dioramas, pop and surrealism, regional cuisines, music and dance costumes, family characters and memories are all visual influences seen in his work.

    John’s book Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos (written by Monica Brown, NorthSouth Books) was named a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book of the Year, Pura Belpré Honor for Illustration, Center for the Study of Multicultural Children’s Literature Best Book, and Smithsonian Best Book of the Year. His recent books include: The Power of Her Pen: The Story of Groundbreaking Journalist Ethel L. Payne (written by Lesa Cline-Ransome, S&S, Jan 2020), Little Libraries, Big Heroes (written by Miranda Paul, HMH), and One Is a Piñata: A Book of Numbers (written by Roseanne G. Thong, Chronicle Books). He also illustrated the cover artwork for Ruth Behar’s Letters from Cuba (Penguin, August 2020). John’s illustrations for commercial clients including United Airlines, Hitachi, PBS, National Geographic, Boston Children’s Hospital, El Museo del Barrio, and many others. His designs can be seen on six U.S. Forever Postage Stamps titled: Delicioso, and his MTA artcard poster, Birdhouse Subways, is currently displayed throughout NYC subways. John was also invited by the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY to present a special event about his career and illustrations. His NEW book, Growing an Artist: The Story of a Landscaper and His Son (Simon & Schuster, May 2022), is his first as both author and illustrator. John is a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California, and currently lives with his wife, Maria, in Queens, New York.