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Traditional Publishing

I can help you prepare your submission proposal to publishers.

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Traditional Publishing

I offer a range of editing services that help authors and businesses produce professional, high-quality publications.

Submissions

It’s tough to find a publisher who is willing to take a chance on an unknown author. So you want to make sure your submission follows the publisher’s guidelines exactly. There are three parts to a submission:

  1. The cover letter
  2. The synopsis
  3. The manuscript sample

Many publishers don’t accept unsolicited manuscripts so consider approaching literary agents too.

Do your homework

  • Research publishers’ websites and make a list of the publishers who publish in your book’s genre. There’s no point submitting your thriller to a publisher who only publishes children’s books.
  • Check each publisher’s website for their Guidelines to Authors and follow their instructions exactly.
  • Find out who is responsible for accepting submissions and address your proposal to them.
  • Make sure all your contact details are clearly displayed. Don’t make it hard for a publisher to contact you.

Submissions

Publishing Quality

It’s tough to find a publisher who is willing to take a chance on an unknown author. So you want to make sure your submission follows the publisher’s guidelines exactly. There are three parts to a submission:

  1. The cover letter
  2. The synopsis
  3. The manuscript sample

Many publishers don’t accept unsolicited manuscripts so consider approaching literary agents too.

Do your homework

  • Research publishers’ websites and make a list of the publishers who publish in your book’s genre. There’s no point submitting your thriller to a publisher who only publishes children’s books.
  • Check each publisher’s website for their Guidelines to Authors and follow their instructions exactly.
  • Find out who is responsible for accepting submissions and address your proposal to them.
  • Make sure all your contact details are clearly displayed. Don’t make it hard for a publisher to contact you.

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If you are considering traditional publishing, contact PS Editing for advice.

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