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Manuscript Submission — Because Your Book Doesn’t Publish Itself

You finished your book manuscript. Congratulations. What a major accomplishment! But only your best friends and your advanced reviewers will read your unpublished manuscript. How do you handle manuscript submission? It depends. Will you publish through a traditional publisher or independently? First Contact with Traditional Publishing World When you first approach a traditional publisher, it won’t be with a complete manuscript. Every publisher will have its own submission criteria, which you can read off their website. Most will involve some variation of a table of contents, an overview of the complete book,  two or three sample chapters, all sent as Microsoft Word doc file attachments, and a cover letter of one or two pages that explains what the book is about, why you are qualified to write it, and how […]

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