Children’s Genre


Author-Illustrated Children’s Books/Pricing

Author-illustrated Children’s submissions have a huge advantage, as I see it.  During the past 10 years, I’ve had supposed insiders tell me that a Children’s publisher does not want an already-illustrated book, preferring to do it in-house.  Yet I’ve had other folks, including authors of published Children’s material, advise me […]


Trends in Publishing

Trends, for anyone desiring publication for the first time by a mainstream publisher (the Big 5 and Kensington), please read the tea leaves.  I’ve mentioned the groundswell of Young Adult material currently consuming so much of the fiction market.  If what follows doesn’t support the trends I’ve routinely been outlining […]


Genre for Children’s Books Remains Strong

Anyone who follows book sales results that are tracked by the major booksellers and others will notice just how strong the Children’s genre remains.  I remarked recently that Thrillers are flat to down (sadly, since this is what I write).  This pattern follows the entire Suspense category, while Children’s and […]


Dominating Publishing Trends for Fiction in 2016

During this past year I’ve mentioned dominating publisher trends.  YA, and particularly the Children’s and the Picture Book subgenres, continue their strength from 2015.  And if anyone can illustrate and tell a preschool story, this seems to be the market with the easiest barrier to entry at the major-house level. […]