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Writing this book - week 8
You are welcome to the last weeks of Write That Book. Now I will be covering the submission directly with a publisher. If you are satisfied with your script, it is decided to whom you want to submit it. Every publisher in Ireland (and the British publishers' Ireland offices) still accepts unasked scripts, which is good tidings if you have not got an agency.
Last week's blogs - 7th-tell you how to submit your manuscripts (to an editor or agent). Most UK publishing houses require an agency - see 7 for information and a full listing of suggested agencies. It' very important to assign your books to the right publishing house.
There is no point, for example, in writing a detective story for a children's magazine. Determine what kind of textbook each editor actually releases. Familiarize yourself with what the various publications are actually about. Others are more generalist. There are those who write children's literature and those who don't. www.writing.ie is unbeatable for a complete listing of Who's Who in Ireland Publishings.
Are you interested in either children's literature or folk literature (the areas I know the most about), these are the most important publishing houses in Ireland that you should try out: British publishers' Icelandic offices: As soon as you've sent your script, what next? The majority of publishing houses in Ireland will contact you within three month.
Only a few are sending an e-mail or postal card to say that they have got your script (unfortunately), they are just too preoccupied. As a rule, these are between 7 and 10 percent of the purchase value. At the same time, if you are considered "worthy", the licensing income of the lrish author is tax-free up to an upper limit of 40,000 euros - you can request the artist's release from taxation after it has been published.
The release is difficult and there will be many setbacks. Many of the top publishing houses, such as Penguin and Harper Collins, even rejected J.K. Rowling. Don't just wait for an editor or editor to contact you, keep it up.
From Pitch to Publication is a true insider's guidebook on how the publisher sector really works. Posted by Carole Blake, one of the best British women, this volume is full of useful information about the publisher's work, submission of manuscripts, agreements and workarounds. It is the ultimate publication guideline and I can't suggest it high enough.
Good fortune in authoring and publication! Don't submit a "rough draft" of your work to editors in the hopes that they will turn you into a bestseller: it's your task to see that your work is the best it can be before you submit it to a editor.
A number of journals - such as Woman's Way - release them - take a look at a number of journals to see if your work would be apt. Once you've authored a novel, you can contact the publishing houses directly, but do your research - don't submit your Florida drug scenes story to a faith-based publishing house.
Locate the firm that is publishing your book in your store, whether it's a self-help resource for cessation or a novel romance, and submit a pattern of your work. The majority of publishing houses like to see a summary and 2-3 example sections, not the whole script, together with an accompanying book.
It should briefly describe what the work is about and who you are, and mention any guy lines if you have them. Each publisher receives a large number of scripts, so if you don't return within a weeks, you won't be discouraged - the trial can take about a months, sometimes longer.
When you receive a no reply, do not give up, but instead submit it to the next publishing house on your docket.