How much is it to get a book published.
Not that I am planning to, I am just curious how much it would be.
Hello,To go through a publishing company, it is free. The company will pay for the costs of publishing, and then when the book is published, the company will take a certain percentage of the income in order to make a profit, and then the author will take the leftovers (also to make a profit, though it is mostly a small amount).To self-publish, it’s most costly. However, it depends on how you self-publish (electronically or paperback), how long your book is, how many copies you want made, advertising, etc. The price ranges from $10 to $900.Good luck! :)http://www.fictionaddiction.net/Ask-the-…
how to publish a book.
i wrote a book and i want to get it publish. my biggest concern is how much i will have to pay to get it publish.this is what i think. i’ll pay to get it publish, but then after that i’ll just get pay a percentage of each book sold
I’m c&p this like there is no tomorrow:How to get a book published:-Finish it. Then do several editions after editing it. Make it as good as you can.-In general books are 80,000-100,000 words (that’s about 400 double-spaced pages)-1inch margins all around in Times New Roman or Courier font-You need to have a hook for your novel that is about 100 words long. (Like a summary that explains the whole plot and is catching. If a potential agent doesn’t like this, they won’t even bother with the sample pages you send). It needs to be clean and concise.-You need to find a literary agent. To find one you need to send a query letterHow to write a query letter:- Write a 1 page letter. In it you need to introduce yourself, explain why you would be a marketable author, etc.-In the first paragraph state your name and that you are writing to tell the agent about your book called “–“-Second paragraph needs to be your pitch. This is where you say why your book is great and give the plot. It needs to be 6-10 sentences long. Write all character names in capslock, state the plot and divulge the ending. This is like your hook. It is really and important and matters the most. If the person doesn’t like it then they will just toss your letter in the trash. Also, talk about who the audience is and why it would appeal to certain people. State stuff that is unique about you that would make you right for their business.-Third paragraph needs to be about you. What have you done in the writing world? Where have you been published? What have you participated in literary wise?- If the publishing house has published a book that is similar to yours you can use this fourth paragraph to say “I understand you have published ___. My book is similar and has as much potential because…”-In the fifth paragraph, thank them for their time spent reading your letter.-Last, sign your name. Add your email, address, a phone number, etc.How to find agents to send your letter to:Look online: everybodywhosanybody.com.Look for books: Jeff Hernan’s Complete Guide to Literary Agents. Find books similar to your story and look in the acknowledgements. Most authors will thank their agent.Look in stores: the writing and publishing section of bookstores.Also:You need to send out your letters in batches of 20. Don’t give up! A lot will reject you and some won’t even reply. But there will be someone who wants your story.And make clear in your letter than you are young! Publishing houses love younger authors.If you need any direction or help you can email the author Liz Funk at [email protected] or visit lizfunk.comAuthors get paid about 85 cents per book sold. Their agent gets 10-15% of total profits.
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How do you publish a book.
How would I go upon publishing a book? I assume I find a publisher, but this is my first time. So what should I do once the story is finished?
Not easily. Publishing a book takes a lot of hard work.Here are your options:When you have finished and are completely happy with your work, and have had someone else (a professional or maybe a friend) to check for errors you may have missed you need to write a brief overview of your book which is what You will be sending out.There are a few paths to look into,(I am in the uk)Self publishing – take a look at this site for advice on this:http://www.publish-yourself.com/This is basically the easiest way to get published but holds the most risk.The other option is to find a literary agent/publisher – its always worth looking for an agent first as, even though they will charge a commission fee, most publishers wont touch unsolicited work. Check the details of each agency you submit to – some like a letter of introduction first – others just want the basic overview of the book as well as the first 1 – 3 chapters, some like to be offered the work exclusively whilst others don’t mind you submitting to many.http://www.firstwriter.com/Agents/ may be of interest.Lastly you could try contacting publishers directly but as i have already said – most do not welcome this type of thing and you take the risk that your manuscript wont even be read.if you decide to try this route find one which works with the type of writing you do – here is a list of uk publishers: http://www.bookweb.co.uk/publisher/list.htmPlease do not be discouraged but be aware that most books submitted will be rejected – don’t lose hope – just takes submitting to the right agency for you and if your work is good enough you will get there in the end.Take a read of this too http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Publisher
So how hard is it to get a book published.
I read on here that people get turned down a whole lot to get one book published.i was thinking about getting in the writing game but i’m not good when it comes to competition .so on a scale from 1-10, 1 being hard 10 being easy how hard is it to get a book published.
Most major book publishing houses, and many small presses, will not accept submissions that aren’t represented by a literary agent. During the research of The Publishing Primer: A Blueprint for an Author’s Success, we asked literary agents how many unsolicited query letters/proposals/sample chapters, they receive. For the typical agency it is close to 5000 per year. On the average these agents accepted only 11 new clients, that’s about 1out of every 500 submissions.Of course writers submit to more than one agency in the hopes of obtaining representation which makes the odds a little better, but not much.It has been estimated that the five large book publishing companies, Random House Inc., Penguin USA, Simon & Schuster, Time Warner and HarperCollins, account for nearly eighty percent of all book sales in the US. This has occurred for the same reasons any other industry goes through consolidation: by combining certain administrative or staff functions, costs can be reduced and profits increased. Publishing, relative to many other industries, has not enjoyed a high Return on Investment (ROI) for investors. Now, book publishers are much more focused on having every single book they publish be profitable. This means a more risk averse philosophy, with a preference for publishing authors with successful track records–a sound business strategy.How to get a book published by a commercial book publisher isn’t an easy task, but with perseverance and a good book you can do it.Hope this helps 🙂 x
How were books published before computers, photocopiers, etc.
Back in the day before all this technology, how were books mass produced and published, especially books with lots of pictures like comic books?
You mean, how were books printed, not how were they published, I assume. Publishing is a business endeavor that includes editing, printing, marketing and selling the book. The technology you’re referring to is relevant to the production of the physical book itself. The history of printing goes all the way back to the 15th century, when Gutenberg invented the printing press and movable type.You can read about the history of various types of printing presses herehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Printing
how do we publish a book.
i mean a real book, how are we suppose to publish it? where am i suppose to go?
How to publish a book.
I am in the process of writing a novel. If it is good enough I would like to publish it. What do I need to do to get my book published?
Now, I’m not a published author, but I am currently working on it!I don’t know how “detailed” I can make my answer, but a couple months ago when I began looking into trying to get my book published I read many, MANY Yahoo! answers about getting published; I would suggest you read those if you want more info too (ie: search “how to publish my novel”, “publishers for (insert novel genre here)”, etc.).From all the questions I’ve read, I can tell you that you definitely need a literary agent. You’re already at a good place, because literary agents look for novels that are basically perfect: that have been edited to the bone, don’t have any mistakes, etc. People have made it very clear that getting a literary agent is REALLY, REALLY hard (just like making it in the publishing industry in general); but if you are able to do so, you’ll be that much closer to achieving your dreams. Because agents read so many manuscripts a day (btw, make sure you draft is in manuscript format; because if it’s not that another reason agents will throw your manuscript into the slush pile), they only take on clients whose works they TRULY believe that a publisher will want. Because more major publishers don’t accept unsolicited manuscripts, you really need a literary agent, because otherwise you probably won’t be able to get your foot into the door at publishers like Scholastic, HarperCollins, Penguin, etc.So yeah, it sound like your next step is finding a literary agent (who is reputable; remember that agents who ask you for money upfront are scams! They make money by getting a fraction of what you get once your book starts selling). Because they are the ones who find a publishing house that will want to make a deal on your book, it’s important that you find one. Now, this may take weeks, years; it all depends on (1) when they respond to your query (letter that you use to present your work to an agent; look up how to write a good query letter on the internet; or I just remembered that a REALLY good book to help you in ALL of this that a lot of people recommend is “The Writers Market”), and (2) whether or not they accept or reject you. Now I’ve been told this, so I want to tell you that you WILL get rejected by agents….they are VERY picky, so don’t be surprised that even with all the feedback you’ve gotten some agents might say no (and they often won’t tell you why or what to fix; so after a while it becomes up to you to figure that out, from whether it’s your query letter or your manuscript itself).Huh, maybe I do know a lot more about this than I thought I could type up, haha.So yeah; in short, after you get an agent, they will find you a publisher, and then your book goes into the process of being edited by their editors, choosing a font, choosing a book cover, etc…..There is also the option of self-publishing (which can be done online). Now that is also “free” in that it doesn’t cost you anything because anyone can do it and say they are a “published author.” However, besides the fact that it’s a million times easier to get published this way than with an actual publisher, I don’t recommend self-publishing if you want to get even a small fan base. What I mean is 99.9% of self-published books never get beyond the scope of the writer’s friends and family. Your book will not be sold in bookstores, so the only thing you can do is pay to have it made and printed out (which costs money) so that you can hand them out to get people to read them (which takes time). Thus, the time and money you put into self-publishing is a lot, so I think this costs more than trying to find an agent and then a publisher. I know many people have gone to self-publishing as a last resort after being unsuccessful in finding an agent; so maybe you could do if after maybe getting like 100 rejections or something (because again, you WILL get rejected by agents) before turning to self-publishing.hope this helps!!! good luck!!! 🙂
How hard is it to get a book published.
Is it a difficult task?Also, wanting to know how long a book has to be before it is even considered for publishing, i.e page count?
Getting book published is certainly not easy, but if you have a good manuscript and are persistent and patient, it’s possible. If it was impossible, then there wouldn’t be published writers!It’s quite time-consuming. Not only do you have to become good enough at writing to create a story that people would be willing to pay for, but your story has to be relevant and pique the interest of an agent and of an editor of a publishing company. You could write an amazing story about vampires, but the market is so over-saturated with vampire novels right now that your chances of getting that kind of book published are slim. Not all manuscripts are created equal – certain stories have much better chances than others because it’s a great manuscript that comes into the market at the perfect time. Other stories—even if the writer is persistent and they work hard and have been at it for more years—simply won’t make it because of a lack of quality when compared to other works, or a market that isn’t open to that kind of story.Novels can be anywhere from 50,000 words to 100,000 words, with certain lengths being more acceptable for certain genres (books for younger audiences are shorter, fantasies tend to be longer).
How is a book published.
What does the author go through?What does the publishing company go through?What does the author make from the book?Is it necessary to have an agent?Do you publish poetry and short stories as books or individual pieces?Are there book signings or any other events an author is responsible for?Do you…
I wrote this answer up a while ago, for anyone who needed a guide on how to get published. Remember that this is just an overview, and you should do some deeper research of your own.First, you need to finish your manuscript. Then, edit, revise and rewrite, if you haven’t done so already. Print out the whole story, as your eyes will catch mistakes on hard paper better than on the computer. Sit down with your manuscript and a red pen and REALLY, REALLY be critical. Be harsh. Rewrite, revise, check for spelling and grammar mistakes, even read the book out loud. The more editing you do now, the less you’ll have to do with your agent and editor.Once that’s done, you have a few options: Self publish, Digitally publish, or publish the ol’ fashioned way. Self publishing and digital publishing aren’t recommended, and if you do choose to do so, you’ll most likely never see your book in a bookstore. Because I think the ol’ fashioned way is best, here are the steps:Format your manuscript. This should be pretty easy. All you have to do is change a few fonts in MS Word. Look here for the proper format: http://www.shunn.net/format/story.htmlGet an agent. An agent is vital if you want to be published by a reputable publisher like Scholastic or Harper Collins. They will go to various publishing houses and give your work to editors, making sure to get you out of the dreaded “slush pile”. First you’ll need to find an agency that you think will work for you. Look online for one–a good and trusted site is AgentQuery.com — http://www.agentquery.com/ — To get an agent, you will need to query them in a letter. Here is a good article on how to write one, as it’s a very specific format: http://www.agentquery.com/writer_hq.aspx Keep in mind that this is only a basic outline, and that many different agencies have different submission guidelines and you should follow the SPECIFIC guidelines laid out on the agency’s site. REMEMBER: YOU NEVER PAY AN AGENT OR EDITOR UP FRONT. THEY TAKE A CUT FROM YOUR BOOK’S PROFITS.Now that you’ve written your query and sent it off to the agent… well, wait. You may want to query multiple agents at once, as you WILL be rejected a few times, and a response may sometimes take months. Just make sure your query agents from different agencies, not the same one.After that, there’s not much more you need to do. If/when you get an agent, they will talk with you about any changes to be made to the book, and it’s your decision to make them or not. Then your manuscript will go to an editor, and it will be the same sort of process–it’s your choice to make the changes or not. Then your book goes to the design stage where you do book covers, typography, etc, then it goes to printing and you’re officially a published author!As for book signings, that’s set up by the publisher. A first time author doesn’t make much money, but if you’re a bestselling author you make a good amount. There’s usually so little pay when you’re a first time writer that you need a second job to support and sort of lifestyle.You can publish short stories, but usually only in magazines or online.Hope I helped, and good luck!
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