Saturday, November 29, 2008

CHILDREN'S BOOK BIZ IS HOLDING STEADY


Thank you Kristin Nelson for your informative blog, Pub Rants 
and your monthly newsletter. From today's newletter: 

WHAT’S HOT by Kristin Nelson:
"If you write for the adult market, you might want to consider if your voice and talent will work for the children’s market. Seriously. With the announcement at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that they are suspending acquisitions, there’s a lot of volatility in the adult book trade market."
However, the children’s realm is holding steady (although, according to the children’s booksellers, the shelves are getting a little crowded). What do editors want? Every single editor I talked to would love to see a middle grade fiction project. And if it’s something that will appeal to boys, well, that’s one hot ticket.



Click here to read the newsletter where I discovered this upbeat news.

3 comments:

  1. Mmm. Good to hear. Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Jacqui
    According to M. Bourret, 3 books per genre establishes a brand so you are good in PB. Off to YA you go:)

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  3. I love Kristin's blog, but I hope that publishers aren't flooded with MG written by adult writers now!

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