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How to get published?

I was wondering if there is anyone on here who has ever had a book published? I looked for an ible and couldn't find one.

DJ Radio6 years ago
Try looking in your phone book for local publishers. If you cannot find one, take it to google to find the nearest publisher around.
mg0930mg6 years ago
I was published in a book. My grandmother had a book published, I may ask her. OK?
Lithium Rain (author)  mg0930mg6 years ago
Thank you, please do!
I think she used this website called www.iunivere.com and paid for it you can check that out. That's most likely the route I'll take.
KentsOkay6 years ago
I to, wonder the same. I've got that fantasy epic a cookin'...
Lithium Rain (author)  KentsOkay6 years ago
I'm hard at work on mine (did I ever show it to you? Can't remember...), I'm seriously thinking of just submitting it to a publisher and seeing what happens. I mean, I'm not trying to act all conceited, I just think it's...not awful. Pretty good. Better than some books I've seen published, anway. Worst case scenario, I could just sell it on metacafe.
I've got the same theory, it's better than other books. No I don't think so, if it's a big file pm it's location in your library or something...
Some points:

Get an agent.
Print out your manuscript double-spaced, in a basic font like this,without fancy layouts.
Attach a cover-page, with your name, address, and an approximate word-count of your book. You could also attach a brief summary of the book (style, plot etc), but that's not necessary.
o_0 My story is pretty dang long, is there any office application in particular that's good for a couple hundred pages?
OpenOffice is a Great, open sourced, MSOffice alternative.
All you do is "select all" and then format the line spacing.
Yeah, I was just suggesting to him something he can use.
(I knew that, I was just keeping you "in the loop".)
good to know
Lithium Rain (author)  xACIDITYx6 years ago
Goodhart.
goodfart
Lithium Rain (author)  xACIDITYx6 years ago
Uncalled for.
it was a joke
Lithium Rain (author)  xACIDITYx6 years ago
Yeah, I know...not real nice though. I prefer not to joke that way.
joke what way? It wasn't supposed to mean anything, only that fart rhymes with hart
Lithium Rain (author)  xACIDITYx6 years ago
In a crude manner.
I've got NeoOffice on my iMac, and Word on my 98, I was just seeing if there was anything special to use.
Nope, just read what KiteY said below

Lithium Rain (author)  KentsOkay6 years ago
All righty, if you like I can send you what I have typed, it's not a big file, because I'm lazy and haven't actually typed the majority of it, because I write in notebooks. Which is more information then you need or care about, but there it is. =]
westfw6 years ago
I suspect it depends a lot on genre. There's a whole hierarchy for SF, for instance (starting with "fan fiction", for which you don't get paid, followed by a bunch of magazines, followed by big publishers. Depending, of course. Those first steps are a bit iffy if you only write novel-length fiction.)
Lithium Rain (author)  westfw6 years ago
Hmm. Is it pointless to submit a novel-length work to a publisher if you are unknown?
It couldn't hurt.
Lithium Rain (author)  xACIDITYx6 years ago
Hey, I think that's true!
bumpus6 years ago
My English teacher just got a book of poems she wrote published..
Ask Eric!