End of Year Best-of-Lists

Sara Megibow, Vice President and Senior Literary Agent - kt literary

Many authors have lots of stories they want to tell and, in kids’ lit, building a brand across multiple books is often very profitable. So, what affects the publisher’s decision to offer a second book deal to an author? Sure – earning out the advance on Book #1 is important but there are other considerations, too.

How important are those end of year “Best Of” lists in getting a second book deal? Do they impact bookstore distribution or print sales or subrights?

Some “Best Of” lists are driven by readers and some by librarians and some by the publisher. Some are truly reviewer-driven. Which are considered pivotal and which are just frosting-on-the-top?

And, most importantly – which ones give the author leverage towards more book deals?

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