Publishers need to take more risks with graphic novels, say agents and booksellers

Publishers need to take more risks with graphic novels, say agents and booksellers

Publishers need to “take more of a risk” with graphic novels if they want to try and claim part of this booming market, according to agents and booksellers. 

Speaking at The Bookseller’s Children’s Conference on 21st September, Helen Boyle (pictured), literary and illustration agent at Pickled Ink, said publishers are now “much more interested” in graphic novels, but barriers such as cost implications and other risks sometimes get in the way. 

“Even though you've got booksellers and retail landscapes changing and saying, 'We can sell these books', I think sometimes that can be a hurdle be...

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