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Writing & Publishing a Book Series

If you are thinking of penning a book series, consider what Nik Burton, a past editor of Freelance magazine and the managing editor of Coteau Books, has to share how they handle series books, “Coteau takes series of books very seriously. We have published single-author series of novels and more of our young readers titles have belonged to series than have been one-offs in the last few years. We also published several series that are united by theme, written by different authors. Notice that these are all series of kids books. So we are accustomed to, and relish, the prospect of publishing series of kids’ books. However, we are still a literary press, so when a subsequent book in a series comes in, we still give it a thorough going over for quality before deciding to go ahead with it. Book three doesn’t automatically get published just because we have the first two."