How To Get Your Book Published In 2020

By on October 23, 2020

Getting your book published is a tricky process. Still, if you want to give yourself the best chance of success, it is important to stay up-to-date with the publishing process and the careful steps you need to take to ensure that your book is truly ready to be released into the world.

Here are some useful tips to help ensure that you understand how to polish and submit your book for publication.

Research your genre

One of the most important initial steps is to research your book's genre. You need to understand what's popular, what common themes successful books have in this area, and why your book would stand out amongst them and offer something different. Learning from your contemporaries will give you great inspiration, and you can learn about what to and what not to do to make sure your book is what agents and publishers are looking for right now!

Get feedback before your submit

If you have never shown your book to anyone and then just send it off, you aren't doing yourself any favors. Get as many pairs of eyes on it that are willing and ask for honest feedback. If you choose people whose opinions you trust and respect or who have experience in book editing and publishing, their advice will be so useful, and you can then go back and edit your book accordingly.

Research agents and publishers

Your book isn't going to be a great fit for every agent and publisher out there, so it makes sense to spend time doing your research. Crafting a good book submission takes time and careful planning. You'll save yourself loads of hassle in the long run if you bother to find agents and publishers you stand a chance with, rather than throwing paint against and wall and hoping something sticks. You should also consider what you are looking for in an agent or publisher and make sure that your interests and goals align. Otherwise, you'll have a complicated working relationship that might end up falling apart regardless.

Prepare your submission

Once you have a list of people you think would be a good fit for your work, it's time to get your manuscript, synopsis, bio, and any other pieces of material or information polished and prepared to submit. Every agent and publisher has different and often particular requirements, so make sure you bother to read them carefully and follow them precisely before you send off.

Once you have sent off your submission for consideration, the waiting game begins. This can be a long and painful process, as you may not often hear anything for over six months. Be patient and remember that if you have created a solid manuscript and put in the work, then a publishing deal could be right around the corner!

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One Comment

  1. Money Author

    November 24, 2020 at 4:27 am

    Awesome post, you obviously want to publish your book and make some money, every writer I know is on the same path, some make it, some don’t. This post can help

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