Dream. Plan. Do.

Self-publishing doesn’t have to be painful. With Made Live self-publishing software, you can move from idea to publication and beyond – all in one place and for one affordable monthly subscription fee. No previous experience required.


Powerful checklists guide you through the process from start to finish so there's no guesswork. Focus on creating your perfect book or series.


Access your projects any time you're online. Handy manuscript and book editing tools replace a number of software suites you're familiar with.


Replace a number of expensive software with one easy-to-use suite of tools designed for your needs and a children's book author.


Work in real-time with any number of team members you wish to add to your project. Editors, illustrators, and book designers are available to you.

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Kristy Ware Made Live Author

Kristy Ware

"As a 4-time children's book self-published author I can honestly say that I wish this platform existed when I was starting out. Made Live is easy to navigate, has everything you need in one place and it even has a great checklist feature to keep you on track. I would rate this software a 10/10 and I would highly recommend it to my fellow aspiring authors."

Screen shot of a checklist from our self-publishing software
Checklist Make It Easy

Learning anything new can be overwhelming, so we’ve taken the guesswork out of writing a great children’s book. Whether you’re just starting out or you’re a seasoned author, powerful checklists will take you through the publishing process so you can focus on what you do best – writing the perfect book or series. 

Template Images

Images and settings start to swirl around in any author’s mind the moment stories being to form. And we want you to be able to capture and even share your vision when the mood strikes. We include countless template images and backgrounds to get you started, acting as placeholders until you can add your own illustrations – so you can see your book come to life faster than ever before. 

Colorful illustration examples of six different children that can be used as illustration placeholders in a children's book using our self-publishing software.
A screen shot of a book manuscript from our self-publishing software. Black text on a white background.
Manuscript Editor

Our Manuscript Editor goes beyond basic spellcheck and grammar tools to help you create and share your vision while seeing your book take shape. Custom built to grow with author’s needs that are specific to picture book authorizing, a plethora of tools are included to streamline and guide the process from start to finish. 


Integrations are big part of the “secret sauce” at Made Live. When you create a book with our self-publishing software, you can activate a number of plugins that make it easy to:

  • add your Copyright and ISBN information
  • share screenshots of your work-in-progress directly to your social media channels
  • animate your story
  • share it on YouTube
  • convert your story to an audiobook
  • embed your book into a website or app
  • engage your readers through additional content
  • and host your author or book website with us (coming soon).
Screenshot of a dark mode menu from our self-publishing software that shows a variety of plug-in integrations available through Made Live.
Feature Project

Coldstream Tales tells the story of a number of children from all walks of life who notice there may be more to their magic community than they thought before. 

Take the Simple Path to Self-Publishing

Authors at any stage can create better stories with Made Live self-publishing software. 


$500 per year
  • Get two FREE months with annual billing.
  • Feature 1
  • Feature 2
  • Feature 3
  • Feature 4


$50 per month
  • Pay-as-you go. No Contract.
  • Feature 1
  • Feature 2
  • Feature 3
  • Feature 4


$99 / month
  • Unlimited calls
  • Free hosting
  • 500 MB of storage space
  • 500 MB Bandwidth
  • 24/7 support
Ready to try it out?

Made Live is currently accepting applications for beta testers. Testers will get early access to the illustrated book building software, have access to all functions, and will be asked for feedback based on their experiences. Apply now and we’ll send you an email when we’re ready to open things up.

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