If you ask most writers which publisher they’d like a contract with, they’ll probably tell you one of the big five.
They’ll do the best job, right?
Yes… and no.
A few weeks ago, I attended the KidLitVic conference where a panel with Jane Pearson (Text Publishing), Suzanne O’Sullivan (Hachette Australia and Lothian Children’s Books), and Miriam Rosenbloom (Scribble) talked about publishers—from the big to the small.
This included the revelation that big publishers aren’t always the best option for you and your manuscript.
No, this wasn’t some ploy to get writers to try submitting elsewhere. It was sound advice that the ideal place for your book is with the publishing house that wants to make it the best it can be.
Other surprising insider tips were that a big publisher doesn’t necessarily have a big budget for a book and that awards don’t always…
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