Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market editor Alice Pope was at the winter SCBWI conference in Manhattan this past weekend and blogged all about it.
Maybe my favorite part of everything I read on the blog was a children’s agent who said that the juvenile market is still decently healthy in this economic downturn.
But … Why is that so? How is that possible?
Simple, the agent answered. In a good economy, a parent would go to the bookstore and buy a book for themselves and a book for their child. Now that times are tough, they skip the book for themselves, but they don’t want to skip the book for their cute little loved one.
That’s why. It makes me want to get to work on my MG novel revisions – stat.