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Successful self-publishing requires the same market research as trade publishing. Market research will help you to know what genres are popular and how to write a book that will fit into your chosen genre. It will also keep you abreast of trends in publishing. Publisher's Weekly is a good source of information about publishing trends and resources. Books such as Children's Writers and Illustrators Market and Children's Writers and Artists Yearbook are also an invaluable source of information for the new children's writer. Not only do they contain helpful articles and information about genres, but they also contain addresses and contact details for publishers.