Are you an author in Florida who has written a children’s book? Do you want to get it published locally? Below we’ve featured 4 top children’s book publishers in Florida.
1. Tiny Fox Press (North Port)
Tiny Fox Press is run by a dedicated husband and wife combo in North Port, FL – Galen and Mary Beth. Both freelance editors with over 25 years of combined experience, they have built this small publishing company up into a highly reputable business with a great team of editors, writers, and marketers. They specialize in publishing fantasy fiction novels for both adults and young adults, and also offer sci-fi titles, historical fiction, and mystery books. Many of their titles are published as both regular print books as well as e-books.
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Young adult titles published by Tiny Fox Press include Bixby Timmons and the Dragonthorp Riddle by Dwight D. Karkan, and The Time Trials by Jon McConnell and Dayna McConnell. Typically, their young adult titles are adventurous, entertaining, and focus on fantasy or magic. Currently, Tiny Fox Press is not open to general submissions – visit this page to learn more about their submission requirements. When open for submissions, they accept manuscripts from both independent authors as well as literary agents.
2. Orange Blossom Publishing (Central Florida)
Based in Central Florida, Orange Blossom Publishing specializes in fiction and publishes titles for both children and adults. Typically, their books are extremely wholesome and carry themes of happiness, wellness, humor, and love; they are looking for stories that stick with their readers long after the final chapter has been closed. Founder and owner Arielle Haughee is an award-winning author who has written both children’s books and writing workbooks for adults.
Orange Blossom Publishing has published picture books for young children, as well as books aimed at older school-aged children and young adult fiction. While still growing and expanding their catalog, their titles include Pling’s Party and Grumbler, both by Arielle Haughee, as well as the newly released young adult novel Mass by Kristen Durfee. Currently, Orange Blossom Publishing is open to submissions for manuscripts aimed at middle-grade students, but not other types of children’s books at this time. Learn more about their submission guidelines here.
3. SYP Publishing (Tallahassee)
SYP Publishing publishes books from authors right across America’s Southeast, in a range of genres covering both fiction and non-fiction. They prefer works that contain local themes and cultural significance and have published titles from several award-winning authors. As well as publishing fiction and non-fiction titles for adults, they have “SYP Kids” where titles specifically for children are published. Books published by SYP Publishing are typically available as hardcovers, paperbacks, and e-books.
When it comes to children’s books, SYP Publishing and SYP kids publish both picture books as well as slightly longer fiction stories for school-aged readers, typically with a theme of fun and educational. Published titles include Adventure to Destiny by Sandra Golden, and Mighty Madeline by Julia Mason. SYP Publishing is currently open for submissions for a wide range of adult fiction and non-fiction genres. SYP Kids is also welcoming submissions for picture books for young readers, as well as chapter books and young adult fiction. Read their submission guidelines in more detail here – editing services are also available.
4. Neverland Publishing (Miami)
Neverland Publishing is a member of the Independent Book Publishers Association and a publisher designed for inexperienced and new authors, including those that may have been rejected by larger publishers. Based in Miami, Neverland Publishing combines their love of traditional publishing with an understanding that technology (such as e-books) has changed the way that publishing works. They believe strongly in the power of small, independent publishers and provide their authors with great support and assistance throughout the publishing journey.
Neverland Publishing specializes in literary fiction, as well as young adult/young reader titles, poetry collections, and children’s books. Some of their published works include If Pigs Could Purr by Annie Nolan, and the young adult title Night Ghost by Nick C. Brady. Although Neverland Publishing is not currently accepting submissions, you can view their guidelines here. They also have a number of imprints including Sandman Books (for children’s titles) and Epoch (for young adult titles). Their sister business, Foray Publishing Services, offers professional editing and proofreading services.