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Look for a Publisher of Childrens’ Books


I am looking for a publisher that will look at new authors, in the category Childrens' Books. 

Specifically, a reputable firm who will handle the publishing right through to marketing.  (Not one that assists with self publishing, at high costs).

If anyone knows of such a firm, I'd love to hear from you.

Many thanks ..


7 Responses

  1. Agent

    I heard a radio phone in yesterday with Jeffry Archer and this question was asked? (May have been you?)

    The advice was that Publishers rarely look at books sent directly so you must go to a literary agent first who is much better placed to review and recommend what to do next.

    Don’t want to dicourage you but I think he also said it was about 10000/1 chance of making any money from it!

  2. questions?

    Hi Carrol

    Do you want to publish on paper or e-book?

    What age range and format are you aiming for (eg preschool picture book or adolescent audience junior thriller)?

    Is the work educational or purely entertainment?

    If you are looking for a publisher who will do it "right through to marketing" then they usually have quite strict criteria and proforma’s to complete (usually available on their websites). 


    I hope this helps


  3. Childrens’ Book

    Hi guys .. thanks so much for your responses.

    Yes, I do know that the chances of getting published are relatively slim.  However, this book is a little different, as its a ‘true story’.  I’ve tested it on adults and children, and all have loved it.

    Basically its the story of feral cats who just ‘arrived’.  First one – then two – right up to six.  They have unique and very different personalities, and the story is emotionally touching, but funny as well.

    The characters are all real life, and there are actually photos to accompany the tale .. plus an e-mail address for anyone wanting to keep in touch or obtain an update occasionally.

    I thinks it’s somewhat unique and worth publishing.  The story will appeal to people of any age, as I proved by reading it to my colleagues this morning ..

  4. Money


    If money isn’t your reason for publishing you could try Wattpad. Up and coming writers can upload their stories for free…I have it on my phone and often have a browse on the train.

    Readers can also vote so if they like it you might get noticed by the right people?




  5. Try the Writers and Artists Yearbook

    Yes, it’s most likely that you will need a literary agent to get a publisher to consider you. All libraries have a copy of the Writers and Artists Yearbook, ( which lists all publishers and literary agents, and what they are looking for.

    If you are determined to get to print, you may need to reconsider self publishing – the royalties are much better! If you do, Fast Print (part of Print on Demand Worldwide) are worth looking at. Marketing would be your biggest challenge.

    After a rocky road  involving a couple of publishers, we now self publish without any ‘help’. We buy stock from PoDW and sell on Amazon (The One to One Toolkit, The Groupwork Toolkit). We learnt a lot along the way, and it was daunting at first so I can understand your reluctance.


    Hope it all works out!

    Julie Cooper TSM Partnership

  6. Publish Children’s Book

    Thanks so much for the responses.  I’ve done quite a lot of research, and a good alternative seems to be self-publishing.  I’ve found a publisher that I think I’ll be working with .. they are currently offering les 50% on their publishing packages.  Anyone interested can take a look ..



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