This book contains more than 500 listings for literary agents publishers and childrens book markets and is regarded as the bible for childrens writers whose goal is to get published. If you leave an agent they will continue to receive royalty payments on your behalf for the books they handled and to pass through your earnings after deducting their.
The agent earns his or her 15 for the life of the book.
How do i get an agent for my children's book. An agents commission is earned for the life of a book there are some agents contracts that specify the copyright period of the book but this approach is not standard. Many agency websites list their roster of clients and books so you can see where your book might fit in. Once you have found the right person to represent you your agent will submit the.
Childrens Book Childrens Book Fantasy Fiction Horror Middle Grade Romance Science Fiction Young Adult Previous clients. Literary Agents for Childrens Books 2020-2021 Use our free List of Literary Agents to find childrens literary agents accepting submissions for fiction and nonfiction. These pages have information about agents clients some of the.
Additionally offer to do book readings in schools or at events to gather interest. Finding a literary agent for childrens books is easy using our literary agency database. As agent its my duty to look after my authors best interests and advise them accordingly bringing my experience of the industry to the conversation as well as listening to what they want and what is important to them.
Your agent MUST know his way around a book contract. This can take much longer to get your story out into the world because you will first need to spend time sending query letters to secure an agent and then you can submit to the publishers but this is a great way to get your book in front of more people at once. There are so many advocates of childrens books in the publishing community and theyre really active on social media.
Young adult book agents YA middle grade book agents MG picture book agents and chapter book agents. A good agent understands where to ask for more money or rights and knows if a client is getting the best deal possible. The book retails for around 20 or you should find it in your local library.
If an agent passes you a publishers boilerplate contract to sign with no changes you may be in big trouble Many authors like to have an agent who is an attack dog but primarily an agent needs to understand how. Le Guin Patricia Wrede Elizabeth Wein Tim Pratt John Langan Query Tracker MSWL Agent Query. To learn how to find a traditional publisher for your childrens book.
Once you have some copies of your book take them to local bookstores to see if theyd be interested in selling them donate copies to the library or sell them online. We might go in to meet the editor and their team to talk through their ideas and vision for how they will publish the book. Some websites include bios of the agents their particular interests if theyre open to inquiries and how theyd like to be approached.
But for someone who is new and starting out writing a childrens book its worth it to befriend your local librarian because she or he is probably the most knowledgeable person about kids books.