Since I get a lot of questions about this, I thought I’d create a running list of places writers could look for work-for-hire and information on book packaging. I’ve done a lot of trolling for this one, so let me know if it’s helpful. I’m happy to answer any questions on packaging (assuming I know the answer) and would love to hear about any flings failed or not that you all have had with work-for-hire jobs.
Where to find information on book packaging:
What is Book Packaging? – from the Absolute Write Forum
Book Packaging and Work-for-Hire Writing – A short overview and a little history on book packaging by Maya Reynolds
Book Packaging: Under-explored terrain for freelancers – Article by Jenna Glatzer
More on Book Packagers – from Miss Snark
Writing Tips: Packagers – from Highlights
Where to find work:
Chelsea House – award-winning and curriculum-based nonfiction material for the school and library markets, includes books for young adults, middle grade and young readers grades 2-5
Stone Arch Books – middle grade
Delta Publishing – children’s books
Alloy Entertainment – work-for-hire teen fiction and now The Collaborative for original work
Working Partners – popular fiction series for young readers through young adult
Working Partners Two – new for adult fiction (fantasy, thriller, historical and paranormal romance)
Mirrorstone Books – publisher for young readers of series based on Dungeons and Dragons lore
Parachute Publishing – packager of Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen books, Goosebumps, Seventeen and more
Quirk Packaging and Publishing – Worst Case Scenario books, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, etc.
Students Across the Seven Seas from Penguin Group – an established series, not exactly sure how to submit to them, but you submit your own concept that would fit into the series, I believe
Bow Publications – nonfiction projects grade 3-12
Tangerine Designs – specializes in preschool titles
Plan B Book Packagers – children’s fiction, nonfiction, graphic novels (not sure how to submit here or how actively this company is operating)
Smart Kids Publishing – send ideas/manuscripts
Note: I’ll continue to update so please share information in the comments and I’ll incorporate.