Rebecca Davies summarises (in 25 points) some of the advice/information conveyed during last weekend’s Nosy Crow conference… I’ve picked out points #23 and #24, but it’s worth reading them all:
23. To get into the top 5,000 best-selling children’s books in the UK, you need to sell around 100 copies of you book a week. That said, booksellers like to champion good books, and will be happy if a book sells 1,200 in total if it’s an author they’re really passionate about – another good reason to do events in bookshops and get the booksellers on your side.
24. Only 2 per cent of UK e-book sales this year were of books for children, so if you’re considering e-publishing a children’s book, it might be worth waiting until the market picks up (which hopefully it will!)