on Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity:
Children’s books are a burgeoning market. Along with the YA market, they constitute the most popular – and top-grossing – genre of books.
Although some small publishing houses still accept manuscripts from writers, the larger houses require an agent. As a consequence, agents who specialize in children’s books are burgeoning as well.
Writers who are daunted by the process of securing a publisher are increasingly turning to self-publication, a field which is burgeoning along with children’s book agents, writers, and publishers.
With all this burgeoning, where can a children’s book writer find reliable, comprehensive, and concise information about publishing and marketing?
Among the spate of websites that offer information about the world of children’s literature, there are five that stand out as particularly useful. Make these the first stops on your path to publication.