A children’s fiction special. We talk with Karen Ball who has published some of the bestselling children’s series of the last twenty years, including the Beast Quest which has sold over 11m copies. Recently featured as a 2017 Rising Star in the Bookseller, Karen is the former Little, Brown for Young Readers publisher. She is now a consultant at Speckled Pen (working with OUP, Hachette Children's and Parragon) as well as an expert in intellectual property.
In this episode you will discover:
- How children’s series are commissioned
- The importance of plot in children’s books
- How to start planning your career as a writer
- The importance of respecting your readers
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