244: Industry Insider Tips from Hannah Holt

Today we bring you a rebroadcast of our interview with picture book author Hannah Holt. Hannah spills tea about all those publishing industry questions you may be afraid to ask:

  • How much money do picture book authors make?
  • What kind of advance and/or royalties do picture book authors get?
  • Do picture book authors make more with or without an agent?

She also shares her advice on research and the surprising places in can lead you.

Hannah Holt turned her engineering degree into a toolbox to write for children. Her picture books weave together her love of literature and lifelong learning. They include The Diamond and the Boy (HarperCollins), A Father’s Love (Penguin), and A History of Underwear with Professor Chicken (Macmillan). Her writings have been selected for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, won the Flame Challenge from the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, and received starred reviews from publications like Booklist and School Library Journal. One of her favorite parts about being an author is visiting schools.

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