Publishing for Smarties: Finding a Publisher

Publishing for Smarties: Finding a Publisher

by B. L. Ham
Publishing for Smarties: Finding a Publisher

Publishing for Smarties: Finding a Publisher

by B. L. Ham


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Having trouble getting your book published? Or are you a new author, wondering how to avoid the long wait through dozens of submissions find an author? This books is for you! Written from the perspective of an acquisitions editor for a publishing house who has also served as a reader and adviser for acquisitions editors at presses ranging from small to large to the leading presses in her field, the author helps new writers navigate the confusing myriad choices in finding a publisher. Typical missteps of new authors are presented, along with criteria for making decisions on choosing a publisher - and advice on how to approach the publisher. Of potentially great assistance, the author, an acquisitions editor, shares real-life stories of manuscripts she turned down -- and why. This book differs from most of the books on the market because it is focused on giving authors a decision-making model rather than yet another a reference book on publishers and provides personalized decision-making activities to lead the writer to the right publisher in the right way.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942891734
Publisher: MSI Press
Publication date: 12/08/2018
Pages: 164
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.35(d)

Table of Contents


Types of Publishers and Choosing Among Them

Large Presses

Small & Micro Presses

Vanity Presses & Self-Publishing

Hybrid Publishing

Understanding the Terms Used for Publishers

Interesting a Publisher in Your Book

Step 1. Developing a List of “Right” Publishers

Step 2. Making Pre-contact Preparations

Step 3. Making Contact

Step 4: Managing Expectations

Using an Agent

Understanding & Handling Rejections

Appendix, Glossary of Terms

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