I've been away doing some research for my new book. I got to ride in a police car. Very exciting!
Anyway, Marc Tyler Nobleman wrote an interesting post today on nonfiction.
Noblemania: Picture book for sale: Twelve reactions to my latest nonfiction work: “[This] made me quite teary. [I]t’s a beautiful [story], and very nicely told” “A great conv...
Mark has had a lot of trouble getting his latest idea to sell so he asked some illustrators to illustrate his yet to be published book to show the potential in it. Take a look!
I really love the covers these illustrators came up with. Very nice work. Here's a sample:
(Julia Sarcone Roach)
His thoughts are that his idea is too obscure or rather that it's not a known subject for editors to see the selling potential. What do you guys think of this? I feel like I've done a few obscure subjects. Charles Atlas - no? Maybe I'm wrong. Do you guys think kids only go for KNOWN subjects?