‘Addressing the Zeitgeist’

Podcast episode: 98

What Authors and Illustrators Need to Succeed in Children’s Publishing

Dave Rogers, MA Publishing featuring literary agent James Catchpole.

Join me, David Rogers, and my guest, literary agent James Catchpole (http://www.thecatchpoleagency.co.uk) as we discuss what illustrators and authors need to succeed in contemporary children’s publishing.  During our talk, we consider four key principles of finding success: the importance of having an individual voice, how vital it is to know the audience and industry you are writing or illustrating for, the significance of a good story, and an appropriate consideration of societal issues, such as diversity and representation. Examples of successful children’s and YA books are also provided, and further insights are referenced from a range of industry professionals.

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Duration: 00:05:42

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