Aspiring Scotland-based writers can find lots of resources at the Scottish Book Trust, including information on mentorships, courses, funding and retreats.
Editor Harold Underdown’s excellent site is updated frequently and informative for writers and illustrators. It has extensive information on current trends in children’s publishing at www.underdown.org
In addition to large online sellers like Amazon, I recommend checking out IndieBound, a portal to independent booksellers in the USA. A UK mail order bookshop specializing in multicultural children’s books is Letterbox Library.
Professional organizations for illustrators worldwide