The Children's Nonfiction Market: How To Break In & How to Succeed

Your opportunity to join the booming children's nonfiction market.

This webinar is the full package! From basic terms and market needs to different styles and how to step into those that fit "my voice".

There were examples, explanations, and ENCOURAGEMENTS all along the way. I found myself making notes of possibilities for my own writing even as I listened!

- Jan B.




Children’s Nonfiction is booming - and now's the perfect time to become part of this exciting market.


It's a fact: children's nonfiction offers far more opportunities than fiction for getting published.

With increasing interest in nonfiction picture and gift books, graphic and YA nonfiction, Common Core and other initiatives, there are great opportunities for writers to find work and place projects in this fast-growing genre.

And children’s nonfiction can be every bit as creative, fun, and rewarding as fiction.

Now, in one powerful teaching session, Lionel Bender - author of more than 70 children's nonfiction books - will show you how to break into this expanding market... and succeed!
Lionel will provide clear, actionable direction that will help you get a running start on your thrilling journey to becoming a published children's nonfiction author.

In this comprehensive class you'll learn:

  • The current opportunities in kidlit nonfiction, and which niches are growing the fastest.
  • The different types of children's nonfiction, and which ones you might aim for.
  • The ingredients of a great nonfiction book.
  • Your choices for getting published, including traditional, self-publishing, book packagers, organizations and associations.
  • How to put together a nonfiction proposal for a publisher or agent.

You'll also get a comprehensive PDF handout to accompany the session, that includes:

  • A list of top children's nonfiction publishers (book and magazine).
  • A list of top book packagers.
  • The top ten nonfiction series/authors to study.
  • Useful nonfiction links.


This is a rare chance to learn directly from an absolute expert in children's nonfiction. Don't miss it!


I think now more than ever children growing up today need more emotional support, empowerment and inspiration...what better way to uplift them than by sharing stories with them. I love this webinar about breaking into the Children's Nonfiction Market because it gives clear examples how other professionals in the business followed their path to success.

How wonderful it was to have so many wise mentors come into my living room through the computer. I can also watch the webinar again and again to either feel support or maybe even pick up tidbits of information I might have missed the first time around. And Lionel Bender was a delightful Yoda.

I highly recommend this webinar to anyone thinking of transforming their stories into Publishing Gems For Children. Wishing all of you much success....we need your heart and your voices....the children of the world are waiting for your love and your magic.

- Sharon, princesschannel.com

Your Instructor


Lionel Bender
Lionel Bender

Lionel Bender is the author of over 70 nonfiction books for children, and the editorial partner of Bender Richardson White, an editorial, design, and production team serving major book and magazine publishers in North America and Europe.

He is also a regular speaker on children's book publishing and self-publishing. He was the co-director of the 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference from 2013-2016.


Lionel Bender gives invaluable insights on writing non fiction, especially for authors who would like to break into the market. He also speaks about the hot topics in non fiction PB's, Graphic and YA, and lastly, what to include in a book proposal and resumé.

- Eleanor Peterson, author of Jurassic Rat

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