I love this quote in Publishers Weekly, Children's Bookshelf:
"Books we sold five or 10 years ago would have difficulty selling now because the market has become more sophisticated,” says Molly Jaffa of Folio Literary Management. “Everybody involved takes YA literature very seriously these days.” Agent Sara Crowe of Harvey Klinger, Inc. agrees: “I actually think manuscripts have gotten stronger,” she says.
As a writer, this tells me to work harder and smarter, to do my research, to be dedicated. Read the rest of the article to learn more and how to, by clicking here.