Friday, November 13, 2015

Long Road to getting Published

       Many writers aspire to writing books. Writing a book is a LONG, involved, difficult process. Book publishing is a difficult challenge in today's world. A writer may submit his book time and time again only to be turned down again and again. He may eventually be successful. Wouldn’t it have been easier to have just gotten published the first time? Is that possible? You might improve your chances if you understand a little bit more about what happens at the publisher’s desk. Book publishers are busy people with several projects crossing their desks every day. They must make fast decisions about what will sell. They must also delegate their time efficiently in order to keep the business running. Only occasionally do publishers actually seek out work as they are inundated with submissions on a daily basis.
Persistence is the real name of the game in submitting your work to a publisher.

      Regardless of how many times you get shot down and your ideas are thrown in the trash, you have to keep going back for more discouragement. The idea in your mind is that eventually you’ll make it in the door. If you can get all the way through, you will finally get to the place where more of your work is accepted than declined. When working with the book publishing world, the rule is the same. If you have a book that you know will sell, you can’t give up on getting it onto the publisher’s desk again and again. You probably won’t be sending the entire book, but excerpts from it. As you continually send your manuscript again and again to publisher after publisher, you should try to market it in different ways. Publishers are looking for a particular kind of writing and will dismiss anything that doesn’t look like what they are looking for. Variation in your marketing techniques may turn a rejected book into an accepted book.

This is the LONG road.  But there is another way. Next time we'll look at the SHORT road.

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