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#1 of 4 Old 06-06-2009, 01:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
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i've got a children's book ready to market and don't know where to start. any advice?

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If you mean childrens book for like elementary school age then I think you can just submit directly to publishers--although you should check to verify this.

If you have a young adult book which is more like a chapter book for middle school and up, then you need to find a YA agent who likes the genre of your story (i.e. fantasy, contemporary).

Go to the bookstore and look at some of the books they have on publishing--that would be a good place to start.

I think the Absolute Write.com forums have a children's section as well.

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agentquery.com and querytracker.com are excellent databases.

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There's a Children's Writer's and Illustrator's Market book with all kinds of info on publishers, etc. They may have a copy at your library — they do at mine.

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