A Step-by-Step Guide for Aspiring Authors Seeking Book Publishers |
If you have always dreamed of seeing your name in print, follow this quick and easy guide outlining the basics of finding book publishers to help get your book onto the market. Contrary to the popular lore, you do not necessarily need an agent, or tight connections in the industry, to get your work published. What you do need, however, is the knowledge of how to present your work in a professional but memorable way.
Have it Written
Step on may seem silly. But you first need to have a book written. There is no point in approaching book publishers without a substantial amount of your work down on the page. Book editors are interested in products, not vague ideas or dreams. Furthermore, if you're a new writer, book publishing services interested in you want to be sure that you have what it takes.
Define your audience
An editor will ask you ‘what is your book about? Who is the intended readership?’ these are basic questions you need firm answer to. If you are pitching a novel, be prepared with exactly what genre your book represents. Beware of claiming your book defies genre categorization. Saying you are writing a romantic-science fiction-mystery story will just make publishers think you either that have not fully refined your concept, or that don't understand your market.
Do your homework
To fine the perfect book publisher to get your hard grafted story to market you need to thoroughly research the publishing industry. Track down specific book publishers who have represented authors in the same genre as you or authors whose work you think particularly stands out. Not all publishing houses work on every type of publication, so narrow your list down of who you want to approach with your work in the early stages.
Make sure you work is presented to book publishers in a clear, legible and simple font. It seems basic but making sure you typeface is not difficult to read is important when submitting your work to an editor. You will also want to print or type your manuscript on high-quality white bond paper, double spaced. And remember to number you pages.
What Does Not Kill You… Be prepared to wait a while to secure perfect book publishers that match you, your personality and your work. Keep writing. You will have time on your hands in between setting up your work to be publishers so keep on writing and producing you next big thing. And remember to not give up. A perfect publisher is out there somewhere; you just have to hunt them down. It can be a trial and error period to sift out your perfect publishing match, so learn from your experiences.
If you're interested in publishing a book then get in touch with New Generation Publishing today to discuss your requirements.
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