First and foremost, you DO NOT send an unsolicited manuscript to anyone. All they’ll do is just throw it in the trash; no reputable company accepts unsolicited material. Second, you DO NOT contact publishing companies. No reputable publishing firm accepts non-vetted material.
Writers don’t need publishing companies. They haven’t needed publishing companies for more than a decade. Writers also shouldn’t self-publish. With the maturation of the indie publishing community, there are professionals (the exact same professionals who work for publishing companies) who can help any anyone with a manuscript go from writer to author.
Kindle Scout is a “reader powered” publishing program offered by Amazon where authors can submit their new never-been-published books and be considered for a publishing contract by Kindle Press. Books that make the cut will be published by Kindle Press. They’ll receive a publishing contract with 5-year (renewable) terms, a $1,500 advance, 50% eBook royalty […]
Question: What are some tips that can help me successfully publish a book through a major publishing house? Answer: Well, to start with: you don’t publish. You write. Once you’re done writing, you write query letters to agents to attract one. The agent will get your book to a publisher. The publisher will get your […]
Answer: Well, your question starts off with an incorrect assumption. Self publishing does work. It’s worked for hundreds and hundreds of years. Poor Richard’s Almanack was certainly a success – it was printed starting in 1732. William Blake was very successful self-publishing his work starting in 1783. Jane Austen was pretty successful – although, to be […]