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Title: Karen Ferreira's 21 day program - Unlock Your Picture Book Challenge
Post by: charles-richardson1 on May 20, 2020, 12:48 PM
Does anyone know anything about Karen Ferreira's 21 day program called Unlock Your Picture Book Challenge?  If so, is it worth the time and investment?
Title: Re: Karen Ferreira's 21 day program - Unlock Your Picture Book Challenge
Post by: Anne Marie on May 20, 2020, 02:27 PM
I have never heard of this program, so everything I'm saying is based on what I'm reading on the website. From what I found in a quick Google search, it seems that Karen Ferreira focuses mostly on teaching and supporting people who want to self-publish. Is that the direction you want to go?

It's three weeks of assignments for $47, which is quite reasonable.  Personally I am not a fan of the kind of sales pitch she has on her website, where this piece is valued at this amount and this piece is valued at this amount, but she's going to give you the whole thing for a far lower price.

Most online courses from reputable places like the Writing Barn, Highlights Foundation, or SCBWI webinars are quite a bit more expensive, but you know you are getting good quality from well-published, well-reviewed instructors. So it makes me wonder what you are getting for only $47.

All that said, the reviews from prior students seem very positive. So who knows?

If someone has personal knowledge of this program, I am perfectly willing to be corrected.
Title: Re: Karen Ferreira's 21 day program - Unlock Your Picture Book Challenge
Post by: charles-richardson1 on May 20, 2020, 02:30 PM
I have never heard of this program, so everything I'm saying is based on what I'm reading on the website. From what I found in a quick Google search, it seems that Karen Ferreira focuses mostly on teaching and supporting people who want to self-publish. Is that the direction you want to go?

It's three weeks of assignments for $47, which is quite reasonable.  Personally I am not a fan of the kind of sales pitch she has on her website, where this piece is valued at this amount and this piece is valued at this amount, but she's going to give you the whole thing for a far lower price.

Most online courses from reputable places like the Writing Barn, Highlights Foundation, or SCBWI webinars are quite a bit more expensive, but you know you are getting good quality from well-published, well-reviewed instructors. So it makes me wonder what you are getting for only $47.

All that said, the reviews from prior students seem very positive. So who knows?

If someone has personal knowledge of this program, I am perfectly willing to be corrected.

Thanks.
Title: Re: Karen Ferreira's 21 day program - Unlock Your Picture Book Challenge
Post by: Debbie Vilardi on May 20, 2020, 06:42 PM
All that said, the reviews from prior students seem very positive. So who knows?

The reviews are on her site, so of course they are positive. They are the ones she chose to publish.

I've also never heard of this program. She seems to match self publishing authors with illustrations/illustrators as her day job. Sometimes courses are actually sales pitches.

I have heard of a couple of the speakers in her Children's Book Mastery program. They are well-known self-published authors. They do do that job right. If that is your goal, this could be the class for you. If self publishing is not your goal, this is not going to help you. Of course, that is just my best guess.
Title: Re: Karen Ferreira's 21 day program - Unlock Your Picture Book Challenge
Post by: charles-richardson1 on May 20, 2020, 07:37 PM
Thanks.