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How To Submit A Manuscript Effectively
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Have you asked yourself how to submit a manuscript to top book publishers? Or maybe you’re one of those first time authors or even a seasoned author that visits the bookstores and wonders if your book will ever be alongside some of the top selling books and authors on the shelves. So what is the most effective and correct way of submitting your manuscript you ask? First, it is essential that you try to learn as much about the book publishing process as you can. Once you are clear with the basic concepts, it’s easier to move along further. Also, it’s a good idea to learn about the publishing company you plan to submit your book to. You may be submitting it at the wrong time. Your book may be similar to another one they have already published. Or your topic may be too broad or narrow. You may have punctuation and spelling errors.

You first need to write a formal inquiry to the book publisher. You do not want to make an unsolicited submission. Usually publishers know when you are a beginner or a first time author because this is what they usually do. These unsolicited letters are stacked in a huge field or possibly even in the trash can. However, if you first get approval from the publisher to submit the manuscript, then you’ll have a better chance of it getting reviewed. Depending on the size of the publishing company, once the manuscript gets approval from the editor, it may then be reviewed by the editorial team.

Book agents will help you tremendously if you have a good one. These agents are professionals and their responsibility is to review and send good manuscripts to book publishers. After review, it then goes through a quality control process. After that, it is then sent to be submitted for publication. The agents have experience with knowing what the publishers expect, so they only submit the manuscripts that adhere to their requirements. Literary agents are also aware with the book publishing process and how to submit a manuscript as well. They also give feedback so that you can make changes to your publication and increase your chances of getting published.

In conclusion, I also feel the need to give new writers and authors a heads up that you may receive many rejection letters. However, don’t let this discourage you or stop your from writing or completing your book. Use it as motivation instead and make changes or start brand new.


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Ron27  

Thanks for the overview. Good information.

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