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What NOT to Do When Soliciting a Publisher

What NOT to Do When Soliciting a Publisher

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Published by Debbie Elicksen
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Published by: Debbie Elicksen on Jun 02, 2009
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What NOT to do when soliciting a publisher 
 If you don't edit and proofread your correspondence, check out what a publisher actually publishes, check out their websites and submission guidelines, what doyou think your chances are? Here are just two examples of real emails that saymore than I could preach.(Group email listing every email in the Association of Canadian Publishers'directory in the "TO" box.)Friday, October 27,200612:23 PMLooking_for _a _publ isher.pdf Looking for a publicher Estimable Sir I wrote two books in informatics. I think that these are good and I send to you thecover, the contents- and a paragraph from everyone. If you are interested, please answer to me for sending the entire fist form for every book. Everyone has a CD with theapplication programs, whose design was performed in the books. I trust in you,for helping me. See attachments. No viruses.the authOr.Thursday, October 16, 2008 3:22 AM Subject:Good Book Attachment: The Master's Stick.doc (908 KB) Dear Literary Agent, Dear Publisher, (His picture was inserted here) My name is ___, and I am an Italian writer. It is an honour for me to send you apiece of my work entitled: "The Master's Stick". It consists of a collection of shortstories and aphorisms, based on the zen style, and it has already beenpublished in Italy, obtaining a good number of sales.If you are interested in my work, as I hope you are, you might like to know that asecond volume of such work is already available and has not been published in

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