Long story short - In Spring 2017 my 2yr old daughter gets cancer. My partner and I enrich her imagination throughout treatment to keep her spirits up.
Much of the silliness we concocted forms the basis for a picture book that I set to work on and, after 3 years, have now completed.
The book is designed to appeal to all kids, but to have extra meaning to kids in hospital (and their parents) giving them a little bit extra courage and hope.
If I have to self publish, I will. But I first want to try and get an agent, publisher, yadda, yadda.
I've never so much as set foot in this industry/community and was wondering if anyone might have any suggestions or point me in any particular directions.
Right now I've submitted my book to only one agency as I'm unsure if I should be sending the book out whole or not. Or if I should be sending out with big watermarks stamped over the pictures - for fear that someone could steal/upload my work and use the images... etc, etc. (Is this something I should be fearful of?)
Any replies will be most appreciated :)