The Business of Children’s Books with Agent Brent Taylor

Jun 13, 2023

Online event

In this presentation, literary agent Brent Taylor breaks down the business basics of the children’s book publishing industry for both new and seasoned writers. We will dive into: -signing with an agent (selecting the right agent match and what to expect in an author-agent relationship and agreement) -the editorial and submissions process with an agent -negotiating book deals (the major deal points, auctions, and pre-empts) -navigating publishing contracts (the most important clauses, and how they impact the long-term of an author’s career) -subsidiary rights -royalty statements -how the industry has drastically changed…and what to expect from the future -other behind-the-scenes insights into navigating the publishing industry -Q&A This event will be recorded and available for those who registered for the live event for 30 days after the live event. Brent Taylor is a senior agent at Triada US. He joined the agency in 2014 as an intern. Since then, he has launched the agency’s foreign rights department in addition to building a list of children’s and young adult books. His clients have hit the New York Times bestseller lists and won awards and honors such as the Newbery Honor, the YALSA Excellence in Non-Fiction Award, and the Schneider Family Book Award. His clients’ books have collectively garnered over 50 starred reviews. Visit him online at