Here at CWLA, we have been working with ITSme for just over a year. The ITSme team helps us acquire new talented staff members and authors, assists with managing our marketing and websites, connects us with universities and helps manage internship applications, as well as other business operations. The ITSme team has been instrumental in our recent growth!
Our manager, Caroline Wakeman, has been working closely with Vicky Patoulioti and the other ITSme Society agencies to connect our children’s book authors with amazing illustrators. Aside from connecting with the other agencies, Vicky helps us find and submit our authors’ work to competitions. We have had great success in this area, with multiple recent nominations including a Teach Primary Award and a Scottish BookTrust Bookbug Prize.
As members of the ITSme Society, we follow the “Positive E.F.E.C.T.S” charter. The “Positive E.F.E.C.T.S” charter’s primary aim is to advance the Environmental, Financial, Ethical, Collaborative, Training, and Social standards of signed agencies. Influencing positive change with the Agencies Staff, outlook, and beyond to those that the Agencies deal with day to day in their commercial dealings; through outreach in education and marketing. Learn more about the “Positive E.F.E.C.T.S.” here.
Working with ITSme has allowed us to focus on sales and growth, leading to wonderful deals for our authors, including a few instant Amazon Best Sellers! Through our connections with the ITSme Society, we have also been able to partner with and support other agencies, expanding our opportunities. We have had the pleasure of helping illustrators develop and publish their own stories as well as working with our authors.
ITSme is also about to launch a new learning platform for artists and creatives to learn more about the industry and what agencies are looking for! We invite you to find out more about their learning platform here and feel free to share with any creatives you know that might be interested. Subscribe to their Learning Platform to get more information and find out when they launch!
We look forward to our continued partnership with ITSme!
Caroline Wakeman Literary Agency focuses on picture and early chapter books. Based in London and New York City, we have a team of literary agents specializing in children’s books and young fiction. Our goal is to create engaging stories for young readers.