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How To Find A Publisher For Your Book

So you want to write a book …. or maybe you just have a great idea for a book? You want to get your book published. How do you find a publisher who really wants to publish your book? The fact is, there are probably hundreds of publishers out there who want to publish your book. It’s just a matter of finding them! Here are my tips and advice: First research the market. Look at what similar books there are out there, and look at how they’re selling. Generally, publishers are most eager to publish more books on subjects that are

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How To Find A Publisher For Your Book

Finding a publisher isn’t the same as actually getting a publisher! Before you can get a publisher you need to actually find them in the first place! In this bulletin, I’ll look at the various methods you can use to draw up a long list of publishers who might be interested in publishing your book. Using an agent. If you have an agent (or plan on getting one) then they should have a good idea of who might publish your book. And, even better, they might have an existing relationship with a publisher who would be interested in your book.

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Copyright for Writers: 7 Important Things To Know About Copyright

As a writer, you need to know where you stand as regards the copyright in your work. So let’s look at some of the most important issues surrounding copyright. First of all, what is copyright? Quite simply, copyright is your legal right to be identified as the writer of your work (it also applies to photos and artwork etc.) and the right to benefit from the exploitation of that work, eg. publishing it. Strictly to qualify for copyright your work should be regarded as original, and exhibit a degree of labour, skill or judgement. Note that mere ideas (even good

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How to get the best from a critique service

If you’re a writer, or hoping to become one, then you might find it useful to make use of a professional critique service to help you with your writing. Here are a few tips on getting the best from using a critique service. First of all, what exactly is a critique service? In most cases a critique service will carefully read your work and give you an unbiased opinion on if, and how, it can be improved. They can give you advice on the more complex issues like plotting and structure together with technical issues like grammar. They should also

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Working With Indy Publishers: Could An Independent Publisher Publish Your Book ?

If you’re an unknown or little known (for the time being!) writer then it could be worthwhile trying to get your book published with an independent or ‘indy’ publisher. Any publisher that isn’t part of a national or international publishing house can be considered an indy publisher. However, they’re very often small publishers where the owners actually work in the business themselves. Here are the advantages of publishing with indy publishers: * Independent publishers are often looking to expand their lists quickly, especially if they are fairly new. * They’re often more receptive to new ideas. * They’re often willing

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What is ghostwriting? Can you make money from ghostwriting ?

If you are or want to be a well paid writer then ghostwriting is something you could consider doing. Here I’ll look at what ghostwriting is, and how to be a better ghostwriter. What exactly is ghostwriting ? Essentially ghostwriting is a piece of writing you do which will be published or sold under someone elses’s name rather than yours. Ghostwriting might seem an odd idea, but it’s very well established in the publishing world. Lots of things you read, such as articles, blogs and books have been written by ghostwriters rather than the named author. Is there a demand

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Seven Ebook Platforms You Can Sell Your Book On

What exactly is an ebook platform? An ebook platform is effectively an electronic bookshop. They will stock your ebook for you digitally. They will market it for you (to some extent, this varies according to the platform). They will process sales for you – when a customer orders your book they will collect payment for you and make a download available to the customer who will then be able to read your book on their computer, tablet, ebook reader or even a phone. Here’s a little more about some of the main ebook platforms you might want to sell your

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