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Hello all,

I'm a new member with a lot of questions.

I am polishing a manuscript that started out as a picture book but has turned into a picture book/concept book. It has a plot and a little twist. Is there anything I should be aware of?

Are concept books more difficult to sell? Are they usually written by illustrators? Are they mainly in-house?

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#1 - July 18, 2015, 12:45 AM
« Last Edit: July 18, 2015, 12:56 AM by bruna-deluca »

I have two concept books forthcoming and I'm not the illustrator, so they definitely sell. It just depends.

If your manuscript has a plot and a little twist, then I'd say you're on the right track!
#2 - July 18, 2015, 06:18 AM
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Concept books are a harder sell (most of mine are work-for-hire), but as Diana says, it depends. My first concept/novelty book was picked up in the slush pile at Cartwheel/Scholastic. So send out your work. Good luck!
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#3 - July 18, 2015, 06:32 AM
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Thank you for replying.  It is heartening to hear success stories when do many odds seem stacked against you.

I've been trawling the blue boards for a few days and I've been feeling disheartened. motivated and everything in between x
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