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Is it harder to get a book published depending on what type of book you want to publish.

Asked Justin, Texas

Hello I am a 6th grader and I am interested in a writing career. If I were to want to publish a children book would that be easier to publish than a book meant for older audiences? #writing #books #publish

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Cheryl’s Answer

Updated Tampa, Florida

You need to follow your heart. Write what you are inspired to write. That said, children's books usually require art, the picture books anyway. That increases the publisher's cost. Many are turning to self publishing. If you are capable of doing your own art, or can partner with an artist, self publishing may be a solution.

Writing is important to many career fields, so I encourage you to develop your talents in this area. But do be practical as you consider how to use your skill. You may want to train for a career in an area of your interest (writing or otherwise) and write your children's books on the side. It is a competitive field.

Bobby’s Answer

Updated Austin, Texas

Keep writing, dude. Read a lot of books. Read stuff that challenges your heart. Read everything you can get your hands on. When your friends are playing with spinners or video games - read.

As you read more and more, you'll see cadence, you'll see what good writing looks like. What it should sound like. Keep practicing and before you know it, you'll know the exact story you want to tell.

Susan E.’s Answer

Updated Westland, Michigan

I personally think it doesn't matter what kind of book you want to publish, it's always going to be difficult. They key for you is to do the research and look for those things that haven't been written before and that will help you stand out in the crowd.

Daniela’s Answer

Updated State of Goiás, State of Goiás, Brazil

Hi Santiago,

This link can help you a lot:


Hi Santiago, I have known people who published both kinds of books - for adults, and for kids. I don't think one is necessarily easier than the other. In either case, it can be pretty competitive. But I think the important thing is to write whatever kind of book you're most excited to write. Good luck! Kendall