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How to get published? Answered

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.


Try looking in your phone book for local publishers. If you cannot find one, take it to google to find the nearest publisher around.

I was published in a book. My grandmother had a book published, I may ask her. OK?

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.

I to, wonder the same. I've got that fantasy epic a cookin'...

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?

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".)

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

I've got NeoOffice on my iMac, and Word on my 98, I was just seeing if there was anything special to use.

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. =]


9 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.)

Hmm. Is it pointless to submit a novel-length work to a publisher if you are unknown?


9 years ago

My English teacher just got a book of poems she wrote published..