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Self-publishing for kids

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Why didn't someone think of this one before?

An article in the Boston Herald earlier this month tells about, a site which allows kids to publish their own books. The site is a beta site (ie, still in the test phase) but boy what a great idea. CEO Sharon Kan is a mom who says it occurred to her one day, while standing in Barnes & Noble, that all the books in the children's section were written by adults. Kids "have so much imagination," she says. "They can make up great stories."

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At Tikatok, kids write their own stories online, scan or mail in their art, and then pay $20 for a finished book. Kan says membership (which is free) has been growing by 300 to 500% a month since the site launched in March.

As I said, why didn't someone think of this one before?