How to Write and Publish a BookWriting and publishing a book
Consulting for first authors
Being a former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson, I get a great deal of e-mail from potential writers trying to get posted..... Since I make my e-mail account publicly, it is quite simple to reach me. You can' t get anyone in the publishers' business to answer, and they're sure they have a killing notion.
"If only someone would be reading my manuscript," they argue, the trouble is that most publishing houses do not consider unasked suggestions or scripts. Publishing houses just don't have the means to check them. Here's what I recommend: To work with a general publishing house, see 2016 Writer's Markets by Robert Lee Brewer.
When you want to work for the Christmas market, see The Christians Writers' Market Guide 2015-16 by Jerry Jenkins. They both contain authoring guides and application processes for publishers. Track the publication of your blog. It is my recommendation that you begin with these four: Make a suggestion for a hit-paper. When you want to compose (or have written) a textbook, I suggest you use one of my e-books, make a non-fiction suggestion or make a text.
The eBooks tell you exactly what publishing houses want in an offer. Many frahlings and publishing houses use them equally. Let someone check your suggestion. So if you have a colleague who is teaching English or a journalist, ask him or her to check your suggestion. The Writer's Market 2012 Editorial Services section also contains over 500 posts, many of which offer a kind of criticism post.
I' ve had over 29 editors who rejected my first suggestion. Incidentally, I just released the new Everything You Need to Know to Get Published course. Twenty-one seats on all aspects of publication. It' virtually everything I've learnt about the world of printing in thirty years.
It' a big "next step" on your publisher's tour.