March 27, 2011 9:46 pm at 9:46 pm #595950
A relative wrote a really cute and meaningful poem (appeals to all audiences, not only Jewish), ideal for a children’s book.
Where can it be submitted?March 27, 2011 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm #753380eclipseMember
Feldheim is the best.March 28, 2011 12:34 am at 12:34 am #753381
Funny you mentioned it. I was thinkinjg about writing childrens books. Any one know anything about it? How to go about it? How much of an investment is it?March 28, 2011 12:49 am at 12:49 am #753382eclipseMember
If you get your own illustrations,it will be accepted much faster.March 28, 2011 12:51 am at 12:51 am #753383
We’re not looking for a Jewish publisher, it’s a general interest little kids book.March 28, 2011 4:29 pm at 4:29 pm #753384
besides for Feldheim, there’s Targum (dist by Feldheim) there’s Israel Bbok Shop, Judaica Press and others. If one company doesn’t get back to you, or rejects it, go to the next one. The first couple of books that one publishes, very very little money is made. The Mitzvah is great though. After, money is made.
Talking about Jewish boks.March 28, 2011 5:06 pm at 5:06 pm #753385
Does anyone have any info on submitting to non-Jewish publishing houses?March 28, 2011 7:21 pm at 7:21 pm #753386
Tbt do you have to invest a lot of money to start? Like is it a risk starting? its just an idea I thought of and not sure how to go about it…March 28, 2011 7:56 pm at 7:56 pm #753387
sms: if Artscroll, Feldheim or Targum takes it, there is usually no investment. They do take most of the profit, but they take the risk, advertise and distribute. The others, it depends. Try speaking with them. There are other publishers as well. Try them allMarch 28, 2011 8:39 pm at 8:39 pm #753388
So basically I have nothing to lose by trying? (Assuming I go to the ones you listed) also, how do the illustrations work?March 28, 2011 9:59 pm at 9:59 pm #753389
You have nothing to lose by trying, and lots to gain. Try to present a finished product, and present it professionally. Of course, be willing to adapt to their suggestions (which can be a challenge sometimes, after investing so much time and effort to do it just right, the original way).
I have not published any books. Used to manage a book store, and part of it was to have a strong “feel” for the books, to try know what will sell. I do know a couple of “simple” people who did publish books. Two through Feldheim/Targum, one through Israel book shop.March 28, 2011 10:21 pm at 10:21 pm #753390
thanks so much for the info! you really got me thinking lol. now where’s my pen and paper….March 29, 2011 9:22 am at 9:22 am #753391
sms007: You’re very welcome. Much Hatzlocha.
You may want to discuss it with someone more knowledgeable, or go straight to the publishers. Just don’t discuss it with any naysayers, or negative people. (Also, brocha is found in things concealed from the eye, so the less of those who don’t have to know, knowing, the more brocha..)
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