Monday, February 21, 2011

Are Children’s Books secure in the marketplace?

We’ve all heard it. The depressing rumors about the fact that children’s books are going by the wayside. It’s worried me as I’m sure it’s worried some of my other writing friends.

I’ve often wondered why I’m doing this if children’s books are going away. After all, writing for children is not easy. And getting published is even harder. And to top that, I don't know about the rest of you, but I've had many depressing days because the more you write and submit, the more rejections you get. However, when the light from underneath the tunnel finally appears and you get an acceptance… all the bad days suddenly become cloudy in your mind and all your hard work seems worth it.

If you're feeling a little down about your writing this week, maybe this article from Publishers Weekly will help uplift your spirits a little bit. It’s very encouraging news. Especially the very first sentence which states “Children’s Books are not going anywhere.”

Instead of posting the entire article on my website, I’ve included the web address for you to refer to instead. Let me know what you think. Does this sound encouraging to you?
http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-industry-news/article/45943-what-do-children-s-book-consumers-want-.html?utm_source=Publishers+Weekly%27s+Children%27s+Bookshelf&utm_campaign=ba1d57c6b7-UA-15906914-1&utm_medium=email

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for the great article! That is news that I can enjoy.

    ctny

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  2. Al, I read this a while back and it definitely made me feel better.

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