How to get a Publisher for your BookThis is how you get a publisher for your book
Secrets of publishing: expert advice on putting your book on the shelf
When you want to publish a book, you are not alone. Cofounder of Go Mighty, a favourite website where everyone creates life lists, Sarah Bryden-Brown recently said: "Of all the aims on the website - and there are 21,000 who have so far written and written a book - is among the top five.
I have been working in the book publication business for almost 23 years. I jumped right out of school to New York, and my first internal position was in book advertising with Viking Penguin (now the huge publisher Penguin Random House). My bureau has been changing in two centuries, and my playwrights (and bosses) have come and gone, but one thing has remained the same: writeers ask the question: "How do I get my book out?"
Being a book journalist for best-sellers and newcomers, I not only took many mysteries with me, but also more than one author to help a large book store with. Recently I contacted a strong group of book professionals and inside people (including publishers, marketing and advertising gurus) to give you (authors, blogs and journalists) an indispensable, precise and feasible listing for your book to be out.
To get the interest of a conventional publisher (and before it a frahling), your plattform is at least as important as your typing aptitudes. However, if you don't have them, you should have some proof for non-fiction that you are an authority on your area. A successful history (writing programmes, prizes, etc.) and literature are useful for literature.
Of course it is important, but can you get quotations from well-known authors? It is my counsel to follow the example of an writer - it is a formula for sucess that consists in equal parts of visualisation, attracting rules and "if I post it, they will post it". Start with a biography, take some freelance sinfies, encourage your services, and if you can buy it, rent a mag.