Thank you for doing some of the legwork for me! So generous of you to share. I can tell lots of work went into making it helpful, but not boring. Nice and comprehensive list for the authors looking for children's book publisher. I would like to add one more name in the list i.
Cambridge University Press India. They publish both educational and entertainment books for kids. Great resource.
I have a question. My workshop writer, who is published himself, says that while its a courtesy to the publisher to only submit one at a time it ultimately shorts the writer. I generally ignore bans on simultaneous submissions which are different than multiple submissions.
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Worse case is you get multiple acceptances, and you get to pick who you want. But if one publisher consistently gets back to you in a week or two, you can give them an exclusive. Hi , im new to the scene. Ive written and published one book through a site xlibris, not a great idea in retrospect but its done.. My style is kinda like a dr. Suesse i guess, but far from a copy.
I would love if i could speak to you and maybe send you a story even to get some direction. Thank you for the detailed list. I am an artist myself, and in my minds eye, can see what the characters and art work looks like I even have the rough sketch of the front cover, since the very beginning After researching illustrators I have two that I think would work perfectly, but while researching this area, I am getting mixed messages.
My questions are; normally, do publishers except submissions with illustrations attached? What if you contact the illustrators in advance and they are willing to work with you. Will any publishers consider your request for a certain type of artist? And lastly, do you think they would take your book cover idea into consideration?
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Normally, publishers and agents only want illustrations if YOU are the illustrator. The one thing I am wondering about, is if you need to have someone legally prove it is your story before submitting, I mean, if you have an idea for an invention, you would get it patented before taking it to someone, is it the same for stories? Also, I would want some of the proceeds to go to a charity in my Mother in laws name if I had a book that was published.
Because I am married to a federal law enforcement officer, I am super suspicious and not very confident in people doing the right thing. I always make two copies of what I have written, one that will get submitted and one that I have notarized proving I wrote it and the date, which I will keep.
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Do you think this is a good idea or should I just be more trusting? But I also generally counsel writers against doing this. The chances of someone stealing your work are incredibly small, and even if they do so, you have a lot of legal recourses. Technically, your work belongs to you the instant you write it, and emailing it to someone leaves a paper trail so you can prove it. Hi I go to Library of Congress, Copyright.
I finished my chapter book a year ago and have been looking online for a publisher. Will let you know how I get on.
By the way, do we need to send some sample illustrations along? Thanks again!! For my book, the illustration is key to understanding the story. Should I bother sending my work to them? Hi, I found your amazing site and absolutely love it!! Thanks for helping us aspiring authors! The author has NO say in how the illustrations should look.
Yes, the reading and the editing happen simultaneously. And the editing includes written feedback about a page as well as editing marks and comments on the manuscript. I have been trying to google different publishers for myself for days. No idea how I missed this gem of a list! Thank you for taking the time to do this.
Thank you for the in depth list! I read that Worthy Publishing acquired Ideals Books in Is their submission guidelines the same since the acquisition? It appears they have been acquired by Worthy Publishing and Worthy Publishing does not accept unsolicited manuscripts. We do ask that authors become familiar with our current publishing program before submitting, though. Can you help? I can also give you advice about traditional publishing or self-publishing after editing for you.
First, thank you for the inspiring information and comprehensive list. Something woke me early today. I have been on a search for an illustator and I think I have found one. For you to edit my pieces, would you need the art with it if I intend to submit that way? Would you reccommend even illustrating before a submission or editing? Thank you again. They just want to see your manuscript. Thank you for compiling such a comprehensive list of publishers from all over the globe. And the best part is reading your comments gives a fair idea about the publishers.
I may not be writing a children book but i can sure pass it on to couple of people i know who may need such a list. I am very thankful for your time and energy spent in putting together such precious information. I wish you all the best. The publisher for my book is now in sight!!! After coming upon this page I had no more excuses to not get my manuscripts sent out. This is a generous effort to support new writers. I appreciate the time and effort and feel more optimistic about moving forward with my writing.
I was clueless on where to begin outside of Google. Your post has helped a lot, and for it I am grateful. God bless. Thank you so much for providing this information. As a former Certified Teaching Assistant working with learning disabled children, I created an illustrated book to help children master words most frequently found in literature.
The intent is to build self-confidence and increase their desire to read. Your list will help me take the next step.
I thought First Edition Design Publishing would be on your list. They accept manuscripts. I guess prevents the publisher from taking the book. Thank you for your hard work put into this list. Thanks for such a helpful article! Do you know if publishers have different guidelines for submitting a book dummy? Not sure if the guidelines are different for book dummies. I would think you could just digitally put the images along with your story in a PDF and send it electronically.
So glad stumbled upon this list! Thank you for this gift! Seuss type. I had heard in the past that many publishers were cautious to accept this style things may have changed and I could be wrong. If you could steer me in the direction of the best place to head with my Story, I would be forever grateful! Again, thank you for such a great resource!!
Good luck! Wow…great list! Thank you for the in depth work involved.