You want to start writing while traveling, perhaps come up with your own travel book on adventures & sunsets, or maybe you have previously written a manuscript, you are probably looking for representatives or agents on how to publish it. Getting published isn’t easy as others may see it. But to help with that, below are some guidelines to consider in order for you to be able to publish your written work.
Find your Market
Prior to completing or even starting your written work of genius on travel and send it to potential publishers, ensure have a distinguishable piece, one that will definitely stand out from the many written works on similar topic.
Know who your audience or readers are and find out the marketability of the book when finished. These are relevantly important questions that both agents and book publishers would ask, and it would absolutely impress them to know you’ve done your research.
Before making inquiries, take note of how much books are presently available which have the same topic or subject. Have a look at big online booksellers as they not only furnish a record of publications on identical subject, but also frequently include a synopsis/summary of the book as well as the audience/readers of the book. Your manuscript has to stand out, and not replicate what’s currently existing in the market.
Furthermore, agents and publishers alike would want to have knowledge of your thoughts for publicity as well as on marketing of your book, which includes how you plan to get hold of your target market, and any connections or contacts you might have that could be very helpful. As soon as you’re equipped to go, compose a rough out professional letter of query to potential publishers. Include a brief synopsis of your work, and a proofread, edited and finalized copy of your manuscript.
Sending a Query on Getting Published
It’s usual to erroneously assume that both publishers and agents will reply at their own cost. When and if you send your letter of query, add in an envelope with your address and postal stamp for companies, agents and/or publishers could send an acknowledgement of receipt of your pitch. If you would like them to return the materials you’ve sent, ensure that you send out a large enough envelope as well as adequate postage for them to be able to mail them back.
Several companies welcome e-mail submissions, so make certain to pay their website a visit or directly contact them to learn their ideal query format. However, for security reasons, they don’t and won’t typically open messages that have documents attached to it. Instead, a lot of publishers are more in favor of reading e-mail queries that contain a brief resume, a summary, as well as sample chapters.