Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Children's authors side step traditional publishing houses to get their books to market

Children’s authors are side-stepping "risk-averse" traditional publishing houses and establishing their own initiatives to get their books to market, said children’s author Lucy Daniel Raby.

Daniel Raby has bought back the rights to her existing series, Nickolai of the North, previously published by Hodder, to follow up film interest in the series and the distribution of a script. The books are distributed by the author through Tinkerbell Books.

Author Stephanie Williams has established a publishing house, Rebel Books, to focus on fresh talent. The company plans to publish a number of anthologies of stories that will help get new names noticed, said Williams. She said there had been an "enormous response" from authors to requests for stories for its first anthology, Rebel Moon.

Read the full article: Stranded children's authors go it alone

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