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When Publishers Called My Children's Book About Disability 'Too Niche'

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I recently self-published a children’s picture book on disability and inclusion, partly because the offer I got from a publishing house gave too much power to them and not enough to me as the creator.

And partly, and more importantly, I was getting frustrated at being told that my book was “too niche” for the mainstream market.

I have two sons, one who has a rare neurodevelopmental syndrome and one who is neurotypical. I have read to both of them every morning and night since birth.

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