Do you want to publish a book? Maybe you are a writer with your manuscript ready to go. or, maybe you have a true story that you think would make a great children’s book but you aren’t a writer. Either way we may be able to help – if your story meets our publishing criteria.
Are we the right publishing company for you?
The only way to find this out is for you to learn a little bit about us and what we do. First, we are a non-traditional publishing company. You will not find our titles on Amazon.com. Why? Because we’ve learned that “Available on Amazon” can be the kiss of death for stories in the retail marketplace. Many retail stores will not stock a title that is available on Amazon because the retail store cannot compete with Amazon’s lower prices. We are niche publishers – so we focus on niche retailers and unique marketing methods. Contrary to popular opinion, Amazon is not the best place to market every title.
Before you dismiss the idea of working with our small, up and coming, niche publishing company know this – Candlewick Press began in a spare bedroom proving that a small, independent publisher can also be MIGHTY!… We’re a small but mighty team of artists, an editor, a children’s writer, musicians and a merchandising expert. We’re a bit different from the other publishing options out there not only because of our unique combined skill set as a team BUT also because of what we do with our skills.
We may be new to the publishing realm but we are long time creators of engaging characters, stories and merchandise for children. We see publishing as more of a partnership between the author and ourselves. And, so, it seems only right that we’d share the commitment and effort which drives success in the children’s book industry.
Our Manuscript Criteria
Please make sure your manuscript fits at least 3 of our niche criteria requirements before submitting:
- Rhyming, sing along or stories written with an engaging beat.
- We love stories that make children giggle. gasp or gape.
- Do not include illustrations, we need to oversee the artwork.
- We only accept work intended for distribution in the USA
- Features at least one animal as a character
How to Submit Your Story
We offer authors a non-disclosure contract that protects their work from fraud before we review it. Send us a Message with a synopsis of your story. We will send you back the non-disclosure agreement so that we can begin to discuss your manuscript as soon as possible. CLICK HERE