Authors | Illustrators | Agents

Genius Cat Books selectively publishes around twenty-five children’s titles a year. Our approach is straightforward: we empower creators to bring their vision to life, on their own terms and timelines, while retaining more profit from their work. Combining the best of the traditional and self-publishing models, we give GCB creators access and opportunity, along with flexibility and control.

We have superior distribution through Two Rivers/Ingram. Ingram is the largest independent distributor with capabilities as strong as the major houses. They have an effective and significant sales force in all areas, including national accounts, field, mass merchandisers and clubs, special sales, and gift. They also provide strong international distribution with sales reps representing markets across the globe.

We do three types of deals:

Traditional deals with advances against standard royalties

Profit-sharing arrangements that can yield more than double traditional royalties

Publishing partnerships for more entrepreneurial authors/illustrators/brands who are looking to maximize revenue and build brands. Learn more HERE.

We are a good partner for creatives looking for a personalized, long-term, and marketing-focused approach.

To Submit:

Please send your pitch and full picture book manuscripts to For all other children’s book formats, please send a sample chapter only. For illustrators, please send a link to your portfolio. 

*Due to the volume of inquiries we receive, we may not be able to respond to all submissions. Please allow at least 8-12 weeks for a response.