Contact — Cheryl B. KleinLow, I thank you for joining us today. Would you say that that statement still apply today? JL: Thanks, Nathalie, for having me. Even though the statistics do not show an increase in output by publishers, my impression is that a substantial demand for diverse books exists, but it will require greater effort on our part to make people aware of our mission and our books. I know this from the emails we receive and the people we meet at conferences. To gain more exposure will take patience and many more years, but we are determined to solve this problem over time. One thing we are grateful for is people like you who help spread the word about our books and our accomplishments.
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Sexual identification for children in an easy to read fun book. I am from Marathi speaking community and writing stiries in Marathi itself. Sold more than 20, copies in our state? Michelle T.Is this reasonable. Baen is very accepting of new authors and has a large e-publishing department. Sounds ambitious. Hello there.
They are looking for realistic picture book manuscripts under words. I have done freelance illustrations for other authors but they were paying me for a service which was my Talent. IngramSpark is being a little misleading. Thank you.
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I think people are really starting to understand the need for diversity. Our own Ink and Ashes by Valynne Maetani, which just came out in June, has gotten a tremendous response from readers and reviewers so far. There also seems to be a shift from dystopian books to post-apocalyptic and harder science-fiction. We started publishing only science-fiction and fantasy, and then we expanded to mystery. There is such a wide variety of cultures within the African diaspora and in Africa itself, with their own stories that have been inspirations for several recent excellent books, but not nearly enough of them. I am also particularly on the lookout for new writers of color.
Your time and effort has helped immensely. The release of relatively affordable full-color readers such as the Color Nook and the iPad means that younger readers, in smaller numbers. Check out their submission guidelines here. Another great interview Nathalie.
A very helpful list. They are mostly to do with nature, and chapter books for kids age 7 - You have relieved, birds. They are looking for picture books for chil.