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Greetings! Hello from David Parkin and a question.

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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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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!
 
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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?

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?
 
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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...
 
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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.
 
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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...
Sorry to hear that. Maybe we need a 'F### them' emoticon!
 

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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?
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.
 

AgentPete

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