Category Archives: Biz issues

Children grow and change…..

….that isn’t such a piece of wisdom.  We all do.  And our Children’s Publishing Market is doing the very same.  SO much serious ‘chat’ about DIVERSITY – as there was 25 years ago when I entered this market.  Our little children now … Continue reading

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KIDS PROFITTABLE!

I’ve been noticing….. month after month we read in PW and other reports about publishing still being down or at least margins down. BUT KIDS (to YA) is always UP!  Last 6 months of 2014 has been very good generally.  … Continue reading

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Why is my Dummy still a Dummy?!

Writers and artists work so hard at conceiving, then executing wonderful stories and images for potential picture books, only to be left holding rejection letters and wondering “WHY NOT?” I wish I had answers…it would make an agent’s job much … Continue reading

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NY Artist lunch…. and so much more

Time seems to be just running away this long awaited spring! Part of the race for CATugeau Agency was run in NYC recently…the first visitation trip Christy and I have done together.  Thank you to the wonderfully welcoming editors and AD’s at … Continue reading

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first quarter news good….

Well, things are looking better for books…at least kids books which seem to lead the markets often these days. A bit ago the first quarter stats were discussed in PW, and I wanted to share only a bit of all … Continue reading

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Pic Book Tips (borrowed but brilliant)….

I just read the end of the submission guidelines for an Australian/International Picture Book competition, and these TIPS were there.  Nothing new, but to read them all together is wonderful and possibly helpful to all.  Thank you Kathy Temean (Writing … Continue reading

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LAUNCH: Maggie and Milo: frog hunters

Just in time for spring, a grandma (!) sends a surprise package of JUST what you need to Frog Hunt…so off go Maggie, a wee lively gal, and Milo, a huge loving dog!  Our Priscilla Burris brings the characters alive … Continue reading

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