Thursday, 23 October 2008

Kid’s age groups

When preparing a synopsis it is important to tell the publisher just who will be reading your book.

If it’s a kid’s book then please, please include the target age group. No matter what you feel about the aging of kid’s books, the industry recognises the following groups.

  • Under 7
  • 7-9
  • 9-12
  • Teen

Pick one of these and then pitch your synopsis at that group. When you are a rich and famous children’s writer you can fight the system from within until then it pays to play the game.

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