Some Book Publishing Tips You Must Know
By: Alexis Stevens
The thrill of getting your own book published is one that is not easily duplicated anywhere else. If you're a writer (which I assume you are if you're reading this) then you know what I'm talking about. Finishing that great novel is just the beginning of a thrilling journey. However, if you're going to try to get your book published, there are a few things you need to know first. This article is going to fill you in.
For starters, you need to understand how publishers work. If you go in blindly, you set yourself up for disaster. One thing you need to know is that you can't just send a publisher your work. If you send them unsolicited material, they won't look at it for many reasons, not the least of which is the liability involved. And if there is a publisher who WILL accept unsolicited material, most likely they are not very reputable. The top dogs won't look at your stuff unless you ask first.
Another thing you need to know is that each publisher specializes in certain kinds of books. Many new writers will simply submit their manuscripts to every publisher they can get a listing for. This is a waste of time. A publisher that only publishes books on gardening isn't going to look at your mystery novel. So make sure you get a hold of a writers marker guide and see what publishers accept what manuscripts.
Then of course there is the way you go about submitting your work. So many beginning writers will simply take their manuscript and toss it in an envelope. This is so asking for trouble. At the very least, you want to include a cover letter with the manuscript telling something about yourself and about what the publisher is about to read. This is your chance to make a sales pitch and you want to make it a good one. If you don't get the publisher excited about reading your work, he's not going to read it.
There is a lot more involved with getting a book published…too much to get into in the space of a short article. However, in my signature, you'll find a review of a great resource that will teach you everything you need to know about getting your book published. I think you'll find it invaluable reading.
At least give yourself the best chance of getting your masterpiece out to the general public
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