Dan Poynter's The Self-Publishing Manual : How to Write, Print, and Sell PDF

By Dan Poynter

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ISBN-13: 9781568601342

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Cfm. RESEARCH: FINDING MATERIAL FOR YOUR BOOK Research is simply reading, making notes, condensing and rearranging the gathered pertinent information. All research should begin with the Web because you’ll pick up more current information there than at any library or bookstore. Register your information needs with Excite and Google. They will send you clippings from several sources. com. Research what has been written in your field. Then study actual copies of the related books. What’s missing? What could you do better?

Remember, most book buyers are interested in the subject matter of the book and want to know if the author is credible. Rarely does anyone ask who the publisher is. Professionals sell then write, while amateurs write then try to sell. —Gordon Burgett Contacting a niche publisher: If you decide you want your book published by someone else, the secret is to match the manuscript to the publisher. To find the right publisher, check your own bookshelf or go to your nearby bookstore and consult the shelves where your book will be.

LITERARY AGENTS match manuscripts with the right publisher and negotiate the contract; 80% of the new material comes to the larger publishers through them. The agent has to serve the publisher well; for if he or she submits an inappropriate or poor manuscript, the publisher will be reluctant to consider anything more from that agent in the future. Therefore, agents like “sure bets” too, and many are disinclined to even consider an unpublished writer. Their normal commission is 15%. Agents are 85% hope and 15% commission.

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