Before your manuscript is even completed, you should be thinking about and planning for how you will get your work published. There’s a lot to know including finding a suitable publisher. Whether you opt for self-publishing or regular publisher, the best advice I can give you is to seek out one who is established in your own country and hopefully near to you, so you can check more easily to see if the company is legit and what type of work it has done in the past.
You will also need to prepare a suitable query letter to send to prospective publishers and there is a spectific format that needs to be followed. You should also write a synopsis of your proposed book to give the publisher specific information about it, as well as a book proposal, which also has some long-established rules.
If you feel you’d like to try for a major publisher, your best bet would be to hire a book agent. In such a case, there’s a lot you need to know to avoid the pitfalls and potential unnecessary expenses that you could run into. As well, you need to know what to look for in a book contract, what ISBN numbers are all about and how book distribution works.
Don’t be overwhelmed with all of this. Just take things one step at a time and you will get through it. Above all, remember that publishing a book takes the patience of a saint!
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