Small presses are on the rise and there are many advantages to going with one of them including catering to niche markets, freedom to create their own economic models, and a longer book life for authors.
Coming soon, this list will include established legitimate indie publishers of children's books with information of types of books published and links to their submission guidelines. Our hope is that you will save valuable research time, and sink that time into writing your book!
This list will not include vanity presses. They will all have submission guidelines and a vetting process. If you are ever unsure of whether a press is legitimate, Children's Book Insider has a great CHECKLIST of things to look out for. In addition, a legitimate publisher NEVER asks you for money for editing or publishing or marketing. Publishers get paid via your book sales. If they ask for any kind of fees, this is a sure red flag.
There are some great resources for those authors who would like to self-publish. This would mean all the costs are the authors responsibility, but all the creative control and profits would be too. Some authors prefer to go this route.
If there is a particular indie publisher you would like us to list, please send the information to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will check into it.