The best selling picture books by Oliver Jeffers, Drew Daywalt and more, sure are a gorgeous feast for the eyes. Follow along with our and categories for more great titles to peruse.
As a keen amateur photographer since the days of film photography, I've dabbled with selling photos via picture libraries over the years, both traditional picture libraries and the newer microstock libraries. This article focuses on microstock libraries and how to sell pictures with them if you're interested in taking the types of pictures that they want. I'm, personally, not that interested in the types of image that sell best, so I remain a dabbler by choice. I've learned a lot about it, however, and it's certainly possible to make a decent income from it if you're prepared to invest the time and energy and focus on taking the type of pictures that they want, rather than the type that you want.
We’ve also shared our hand selected titles of the most popular picture books from the nationwide best selling picture books listed by The New York Times. The very uplifting I Wish You More, by the dynamic duo of Amy Krouse Rosenthal and Tom Lichtenheld, is another great grad gift idea. The New York Times best selling picture books list also continues to host titles by Oliver Jeffers and Drew Daywalt, B.J. Novak’s The Book with No Pictures; as well as the gorgeous Finding Winnie!
It's very easy to see what type of picture that picture libraries most require by looking at any library's home page. They splash the best selling pictures all over them. Dedicated microstock photographers check them regularly to see trends forming - then they go out and make and take the shots that they think will be popular.