Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Why Getting an Early Reader Published Is an Uphill Battle
Kidlit recently posted an excellent critique about the early reader and chapter book market. After providing a detailed description of each, the blog goes on to discuss why it's so hard for writers of these books to get published. The short answer? Series prevail in early readers and chapter books, and so writers with an unproven track record are unlikely to be given the go-ahead to pen one. Another impediment is that so many of these series are written as work-for-hire, usually by packagers.