A group I am part of suggested we write a book in a month. I took the challenge. I decided on an alphabet book.
I went to the library and read every alphabet book they had.
I went online to Amazon.com and looked at all their listed alphabet books. I read excerpts from their “Look inside the book” program.
I chose a few publishers and then checked their website catalog and guidelines. I finally chose one publisher I wanted to target.
I ordered several of their alphabet books (used) and read them through. I also noticed a particular idea had not been covered. I chose to write about that.
I sent a query letter to the company suggesting my idea for an alphabet book. I even wrote a few of the alphabet sections so they could see my style.
They emailed me back and asked for more! I was elated. I sent in a few more sections.
Then I waited…and waited…and waited.
I am still waiting. I have assumed they are not interested in my idea. Was I discouraged? You bet! But, I was also encouraged. They liked my work enough to ask for more. Perhaps next time I’ll get a more positive response.
Keep targeting those publishers. Never lose hope!
Not giving up, Gloria