Five Tips To Consider When Choosing A Publisher


Choosing a publisher probably seems like a complicated task, however, you may find the process somewhat less challenging if you consider the following five suggestions.

  • Research the legitimacy of your prospective publishers. Consider factors like: how long they've been in business; how many books they've published; what types of books they seek; how successful their published books are. etc...

  • Do not assume that the giant publishing houses, which put out more than 200 books annually, are your best option. The competition is obviously arduous with these organizations.

  • Refer to industry bibles like: The Writer's Market.

    These respected resources will provide information like: what kinds of books each publisher prefers; contact information for editors; tips on how to submit your proposal and more.

  • Find books similar to yours and make a note of each publisher's name, address, website etc... Search for related books online at amazon or barnesandnoble.

  • Consult other published authors for their personal advice. You easily do this online by joining a professional association - you can find a list of numerous such organizations on this page.

    You can also use the web to seek help from other writers by enrolling in a writer's group, participating in discussion forums, or asking for feedback in critique circles. You may find writing groups and professional associations for writers in your local community as well.

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