Publishing

Writing Query Letters and Book Proposals

Writing Query Letters and Book Proposals

The published writers and professional book editors at Book Editing Associates can help you write or revise query letters for both fiction and nonfiction books. Don’t wing it with something so important. You’ll never have another chance to make a first impression. If you believe in your book, give it the very best shot by working with experts in the field.

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Publishing Terminology: 10 Terms You Should Know

Publishing Terminology: 10 Terms You Should Know

When it is time to seek publication for your book manuscript, even if you are self-publishing, you will need to explain what your book is about. You will need condensed descriptions for your pitch or your submission packet. Out in the wide world, some of these terms...

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Helpful Books and Websites for Writers

Helpful Books and Websites for Writers

New authors, and experienced ones, too, occasionally need information about copyright infringement, scam publishers, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­self-publishing companies, literary agents and publishers, and legal terminology for agent-writers contracts. Here’s what I’ve compiled as of January, 2018. It changes all the time (except the law).

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How to Sell Books to Traditional Publishers

How to Sell Books to Traditional Publishers

Traditional Publishing Is Not Dead The general consensus among aspiring authors is that any yahoo can self-publish but it's almost impossible to sell your book to a traditional publisher. The first part is certainly true, but selling to traditional publishers is...

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Traditional Publishing – First Contact With Acquisitions Editors

Traditional Publishing – First Contact With Acquisitions Editors

In today’s tough book business, you can’t just write a manuscript, mail it off, and expect a bidding war to start. Chances are that the manuscript will be returned to you without being read. A query letter provides first contact between the author and literary agents or acquisitions editors. Here’s some advice from a New York book editor and literary agent.

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