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By: Arthur Zulu

Title: WHERE CAN I PUBLISH MY BOOK? (PART 1)
Author: Arthur Zulu
Contact Author: mailto: controversialwriter@yahoo.com
Copyright: Copyright ? Arthur Zulu 2002
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Web Address: http://www.1stbooks.com/bookview/10975

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WHERE CAN I PUBLISH MY BOOK? (PART 1)

By

Arthur Zulu

“If you write without getting published, then there is no use in writing at all" Those are words of wisdom from someone who wants you to seriously consider publishing your book.

But before you really do so, you will do well to consider these
questions:

1.Have I actually written a best – seller?

2.Do I believe that people will read my book?

3.Is my theme such a timely one that the public should know?

4.Am I expecting responses from my readers?

5.Will I benefit in one way or the other from the publication of this book?

6.Will I be contented even if I don’t make money?

If you answer in the affirmative to one or more of the above
questions, then do not hesitate to listen to the above advice to publish.

It will, therefore, be nice for you to know different publishing channels available, so as to enable you make an informed decision.

Trade Publishers
Also called commercial publishers, these are the big fish in the publishing industry. They include Longman, Macmillan, Heinemann, Random House, Houghton Mifflin, Doubleday Books, Little Brown and Co., and Brace Jovanovich, among others.

They publish without asking for payment from authors.

My advice to you is that if you are pre – published, if you are a new writer, do not waste your time submitting your books to these elephants. Because they will not publish you!

Yes, they have published a few unknowns like Eric Segal
(LOVE STORY) and Kathleen Winsor (FOREVER AMBER) But
what about the countless others who got the polite rejection slip: “We are sorry your book does not meet our present needs. Good luck".

I am among that number. I got a rejection slip from one of them, one year after submission! Can you imagine that? Twelve calendar months! And in the end, you would have to pray to the god of good luck, to get a publisher. And after another one year, another rejection slip. Another prayer. So you would have to spend a lifetime looking for a publisher, after months or years of hard work, writing your book.

The point is that they don’t have the time to read your book.
Or they can’t recognize a good book if they see one. Or, they can’t afford to risk their money publishing a new comer like you, without hope of getting huge profits. Or, all of the above.

But consider: If you were a great writer, perhaps a Nobel Laureate who had written a magnum opus. Or, if you were some celebrated politician with a memoir about your dalliance with some red – lipped prostitutes.

Or, if as a scientist, you had written a book about how time travels backwards, titled THE THEORY OF BACKWARD MOVEMENT. And you even promise to take your readers in a space ship to witness some epochal events –- pick your choice -– the fall of Carthage, (history), the splitting of the continents (geography), Noah’s flood (religion), and the real thing -- the Big Bang (Science). Do you know how the publishers would react?

All of them, the above ones I have mentioned, and others not named, would rush to dangle certified Bank checks with ten digit figures before your smiling face! But try sending your unsolicited manuscript, you unknown writer; and be damned!

Copyright ? 2002, all rights reserved

About the Author:

ARTHUR ZULU, The Most Controversial Writer in the World, is the author of the best – selling book,
HOW TO WRITE A BEST-SELLER. Download your copy and FREE excerpt at :
http://www.1stbooks.com/bookview/10975.
For FREE writing helpsFree Web Content, mailto : controversialwriter@yahoo.com

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