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  • Looking To Get Published?

    1 posts, 1 voices, 589 views, started Oct 26, 2008

    Posted on Sunday, October 26, 2008 by Feathermaye

    • Carnelian

      I came across this great interview tonight, with some valuable information from a publishing professional’s perspective.

      To read the full article, [Link Removed] 

      Some highlights:

      _AC: How finished should manuscripts be before authors begin to submit them to publishers?

      JP: It really depends book to book. Sometimes a manuscript comes in pretty clean and the editing process is more of a polishing process. While other times, you may buy a book based on half a manuscript and then really work with the author line-by-line once they deliver the whole thing. But normally, if you buy something that’s incomplete or needs a lot of work, you‘re sold on the story or the book has a highly commercial pitch._

      _AC: Could you briefly explain what an author can expect once his or her novel has been accepted?

      JP: Once the book has been accepted, it generally takes 9 months before it is published. Within those 9 months the book is copyedited, designed, and proofed multiple times. The author will get to see and approve the cover design and interior design and have a chance to see the flap copy. The editor should also send the book out to other authors for blurbs as soon as the manuscript is ready.

      About 3-4 months before publication, the marketing and publicity push will really get started. The publicist will do large galley mailings to all the publications he or she thinks the book is right for and pitch the book to radio shows, tv shows, and magazines. The marketing department might do large mailings to book sellers and bloggers, who are increasingly involved in bringing books to audiences. The best thing the author can do is write a letter to booksellers explaining the story behind the book and introducing themselves. It’s also never too early for the author to start a website or MySpace page._

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