Today I received a rejection from a publisher–said my picture book was too much like another on the market already–a best selling one at that! Hope these three tips help you in preparing your manuscript to send out!
My bad that I had not read that book (2012 release). Looking into the matter further, I see that my book is not really like that one but the title–oh my the title is almost exactly the same, highlighting any similarities.
I have several ideas in mind (including a title change!) to make sure that my book is different, but this incident shows:
- Ideas happen! To many folks all at once.
- . I need to be more aware of what is going on the picture book market (humbling because I thought I was keeping up)
- Do not neglect title research before sending out a manuscript!