An indispensable guide to getting your books published

Introduction to getting your book published

The publishing world is a business. It doesn’t matter whether you write popular fiction, self-help, children’s books, fantasy, or cook books; if a publisher believes your book won’t earn them money they won’t read it, let alone publish it. This website highlights a professional approach to the business of getting published. The information presented is necessarily brief, as the process of bringing a book to publication is a highly complex and detailed one. Therefore, this website merely tries to give a basic outline of some of the more important aspects of getting a book published. Also included are references to other resources that will help writers deal with the specifics of being published.


Preparing Your Manuscript for Submission

-    Before Submitting

-    How to make your book more publishable

-    Formatting your manuscript

How to Get Your Publisher’s Attention

-    Submitting

-    Guidelines for writing your letter of inquiry

-    Submitting your letter of enquiry


Sealing the Deal

-    Understanding the publishing industry

-    Payment and Contracts

-    Rejection


The Pros and Cons of Literary Agents


-    Some reasons why it is good to get a literary agent

-    Some reasons why you might not want an agent

Self Publishing


-    Self publishing

Publishing Poetry


-    Earning more money from your poetry

-    Getting published in poetry magazines

-    Competitions and Other Means of Establishing Oneself as a Poet

-    How to submit your poems .

Short Stories

-    Publishing a Short Story

-    Short Story Competitions

-    Perfect your Stories.

Language and Style

-    Articles.


Writer’s Blog


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