Though this article, "Smaller Presses, Bigger Authors" is discussing the adult side of publishing, it's not hard to have some thoughts about how this translates to books for younger readers. Just getting a book published is an achievement, of course, but how well will it sell? That definitely matters when we write and send in the next book. Sales figures are real. So, there are many reasons to think about what we write in terms of "Is this book going to succeed in the marketplace?" and "Is this the right publisher?" Read it here.