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Greetings! Hello from David Parkin and a question.

Discussion in 'Café Life' started by David Parkin, Aug 6, 2017.

  1. David Parkin

    David Parkin Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Hello! I've just had a lovely review from Peter Cox about my children's book 'The Nose That Nobody Picked' (which was nominated for the James Reckitt Children's Book Award) during the live pop up submissions this Sunday (6th August) and he said I should approach publishers deirectly. He said there were about 5 publishers out there who would like it.
    Here's the blurb:
    'One day Christopher, a keen but unorthodox gardener, finds a living nose raised by slugs in his garden. In their hunt to find Little Big Nose a face they encounter Doctor Skinner, an eccentric plastic surgeon, who has connections with the nose's past and sinister intentions for its future.'
    Anyone know who those publishers might be?
     
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  2. Robinne Weiss

    Robinne Weiss Venerated Member

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    Greetings, David! I had to leave before your story was reviewed this morning. Reading your blurb, I'm very sorry I missed it! No idea on the publishers. Best of luck to you!
     
  3. Paul Whybrow

    Paul Whybrow Venerated Member

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    Welcome to the Colony, David!
     
  4. David Parkin

    David Parkin Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Thanks Paul.
     
  5. Howard

    Howard Member

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    Welcome aboard!
     
  6. James Marinero

    James Marinero Venerated Member

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    Welcome and good luck, David.
     
  7. AgentPete

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    Nice piece of cake
    Crazy busy today, but will try to put a few names up here soon. And welcome! :)
     
  8. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Off the top of my head, don't know but, is this a market match? Who who published Roald Dahl's children's books? Who publishes Horrible Histories? What about any of these?
     
  9. David Parkin

    David Parkin Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Hello chaps! Thanks for the warm welcome and help with my question.
    A quick word about going directly to publishers - I wrote the book many years ago and approached both agents and publishers. An agent was ripe to bite but I told her about the publishers I'd been rejected from and she, reasoning she couldn't approach them, dropped me like a hot stone. It was horrible! I put the book in a drawer for a little long time. Makes me slightly scared to go straight to the publishers...
     
  10. Lex Black

    Lex Black Respected Member

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    Welcome to the Colony!
     
  11. Carol Rose

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    Welcome! :)
     
  12. Ancora Imparo

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    Welcome, David. Yours was the only submission I missed on Sunday, due to bloody visitors arriving and expecting me to talk to them! ;) Next time I'm putting a sign on the front door. Good luck with it all. From the blurb, it sounds great.
     
  13. James Marinero

    James Marinero Venerated Member

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    Sorry to hear that. Maybe we need a 'F### them' emoticon!
     
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  14. David Newrick

    David Newrick Well-Known Member

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    Welcome David. Good luck with your work.
     
  15. Lawal

    Lawal Active Member

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    Welcome Colony, awesome canopy. Lawal, the Name. Lovely, as same.
     
  16. Marc Joan

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    Welcome!
     
  17. Island Writer

    Island Writer Well-Known Member

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    Welcome aboard ... hope to see you around the Colony
     
  18. AgentPete

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    Nice piece of cake
    Exactly, that's the way to go about it. Also, I'd include Puffin, Egmont, Orchard (part of Hachette) Bloomsbury, Faber and Nosy Crow. They're all good publsihers.
     
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  19. AgentPete

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    Nice piece of cake
    Bring this up at the next Village Hall meetup, it's exactly the sort of topic we can get to grips with there :)
     
  20. David Parkin

    David Parkin Fledgling - be nice to me!

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    Erm ... village hall? Me new here.
     
  21. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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  22. Patricia D

    Patricia D Venerated Member

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    Hi David and welcome. I love the premise and title of your book. As for a publisher, who published the Captain Underpants series? That may be too far in the past, but check Amazon for irreverent children's books and see who published them. I vaguely remember one about a dog that farts.
     
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  23. David Parkin

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    Thanks Patricia and Patricia. :)
     
  24. Masquereader

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    Hello David. I'm new too, so not so much welcome, more let's find out way round at the same time ...
     
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  25. Katie-Ellen Hazeldine

    Katie-Ellen Hazeldine Venerated Member Founding Member

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    Hello :) A bit of browsing and things should come clearer. Start with the 'stickies' :)

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