How to Get Published: Secrets from the Inside by Stewart Ferris

By Stewart Ferris

Every person has a ebook in them, they are saying, yet why do such a lot books by no means get released? find out how to Get released tackles the problem from 3 angles: knowing your booklet and its place out there, figuring out what it ability to be a qualified author, and figuring out the method of publishing. this information is the main to getting that e-book deal.

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Actually, no they don’t. Very roughly, 98% of submissions will, in fact, be rejected from all publishers. 2. Direction of a publishing company Managers at the helm of a publishing company normally want to take the firm in a particular direction. That’s because publishing isn’t just about the money; it’s also about the branding. Publishers won’t take on any old book that they – 50 – DIRECTION OF A PUBLISHING COMPANY think will make money, regardless of genre. They are constantly thinking about the ‘direction’ in which their company is going.

The orders are then sent to the warehouse to be entered into a computerised invoicing system. Long before the publisher sends the book to be printed they know the number of orders already achieved and can adjust their print run accordingly. Normally the number of advance orders will be multiplied by at least three to take account of late arriving orders and reorders from shops where the initial stocks of the book sell through quickly. Publishers aim to print about six to twelve months’ worth of stock at a time.

Internal publishing company politics is on your side from this perspective. At the same time, editors want to protect their positions by not signing up too many books that don’t sell. To safeguard their jobs they try not to take too many risks with new kinds of writing. Sticking to a writing formula that works or to subject areas or authors that they know will work for them is a safe option that many editors will take. Also, individuals have agendas. They know the prejudices and foibles of their boss and may try to sign up books that they know will earn that boss’s respect and appreciation.

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