It’s now time to see what the professional industry thinks.
This process, which has been eye-opening and definitely a learning experience, coupled with an overwhelming amount of information to digest, doesn’t mean this is the way it is in this business in general. Just my personal experiences.
There were several pre-steps that first needed to be addressed, to narrow down the seemingly daunting list of traditional publishers I ended up researching in-depth:
1) Did I want an agent to represent me and my book or did I want to do it myself?
2) What size publishing house did I want?
3) Did I have constraints on when I wanted it published? How patient could I be?
4) Who is their children’s book editor? What are they looking for?
5) What does their current list look like?
We'll answer every one of these questions.