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 ==== ====EBOOKS: NOVIDADES EM PORTUGUÊShttp://www.ebooksreviewsbrasil.blogspot.com/  ==== ====Most writers claim that 'writing' is the painless part of being a writer- the real challenge beginswhen you attempt to publish your masterpiece. The book industry can be a really hard one tocrack, especially if you're a newbie. No need to panic though - if you're reading this, all yourpublishing problems are nearly over! This article has been designed as a one-stop publishing guide for all types of writers. It iscrammed full of useful and current information, which taps into the world of literature by exploringa variety of different channels of publication. This guide explores; Publishing thorough an Agency,Mainstream Publication, Self Publishing, Local Publishing Companies and eBook Publication. Itfurthers to explore life after your book has been published. So whether your interests lie in large international exposure for you book, or self publishing, simplyread on for a detailed tour of the publishing industry. Option 1) Publishing through an Agency The Process The first step to saving time whilst publishing is making sure that you avoid writing something thatwill never be read! My advice to anyone who aspires to publish something is to find a literaryagent. This is a great time saver as, when you have an agent, you will never again waste timewriting something that may be defined as 'unmarketable'. To further explain - the literary network isvery closely knit i.e. in order to have your book published; you would need to go through specificchannels. A strict system has been designed to maintain a sense of order in the realm of literature.Now, an agent can help you weave your way through the system - especially if you are a firsttimer. An agent is an individual who is able to help you through much of the information filtering process.A recommendation from an agent almost guarantees that your manuscript will be read by apublishing house. Essentially, the role of an agent is to read and approve your manuscript or any ideas that you mayhave i.e. queries and proposals. The agent will then decide whether your venture could besuccessful. If so, the agent will further to draw up a contract with you. Contracts of this natureusually express the agent's promise to use his/her best efforts to get your manuscript into apublishing house - the exchange is usually about 15% of the entire deal. Your new agent will thenwork extremely hard to sell your idea. Agent Hunting
 There are usually 2 types of agents - those who work with fiction and those who work with non-fiction. The easiest way to find your match is by paging through a publishing guide/directory, whichlists the functions of a variety of agents in great detail i.e. 'Guide to Literary Agents'. It is importantto take note of any previous books that have been published by the agent/s that you are interestedin - usually an agent will take interest in a particular theme, and stick to working with ideas alongits lines. Contacting an Agent Once you have compiled a list of potential agents, feel free to start contacting them. The best wayto do this is via a query letter. In essence, a query letter a short introduction of yourself and youridea - it should feed the agent enough information to arouse interest, but not too much to borehim/her. This is a suggested letter structure: The TeaserYour introduction is usually the aspect of the letter sells you - so make it an attention grabber.Ideally, you would want to describe the compelling fit between the person that you are and youridea for a book. Develop Your IdeaUse your next few sentences to explore your idea, explaining what it is that you want to writeabout. Feel free to add in a snip-bit of your writing that best exemplifies your idea. Self DescriptionYour third paragraph should be based on you. Try to reiterate the connection between you as aperson and your idea. You should also feel free to show-off your academic or intellectualachievements. Wrapping UpBe sure to personalize your concluding sentence- making the agent feel unique and valuable toyou in your selection process. Conclude by sharing your contact details and preferred method ofcommunication. Remember, this letter is merely an 'appetizer' so keep it short and simple. Proposal Preparation After sending your initial query letter to an agent, he/she would normally follow up by requesting aproposal. Essentially, your proposal is a document that accurately outlines an idea for a book.Here's idea of what your proposal should contain: The OverviewThe first 2 pages of your proposal should contain a broad summary of the book.Non-fiction: Explain your intentions in terms of contents and topics.Fiction: Provide a general outline of your plot.
 Target MarketYour next 3 pages should contain a description of your prospective target market. You shoulddefine this in terms of; age, socio-economic, and educational characteristics of you potentialaudience. Market Threat and CompetitionThis section allows you to define what type of threats your book may face in terms of competitorsand other books that cover a similar topic. Be careful to do all your homework here, because thissection is really important to an agent as it dictates your books marketability. AuthorshipUse this section to write up a brief description about yourself and your co-authors, if any. Take thisopportunity to brag as much as possible, as this section will help your agent convince a publishinghouse to pay you for your idea. Summary of ChaptersThis should be the largest part of your proposal - it contains an outline of what you intend to coverin each chapter of your book.Non-fiction: Provide a minimum amount of information i.e. outlines. Fiction: Provide definitesamples of your writing. DeliveryThis section is relatively small - it simply contains the number of words you think your finishedbook will contain and the approximate time you will take to write it. Contracts Happy Day! So your proposal finally earns you a thumbs up...now what? It's time to get into somepaper work. The best part about this section is that you are not bearing the work load anymore.Your new agent will now send you a contract. These contracts are usually short documents that you can probably work though on your own, sono need for an attorney. You just need be careful about two things - firstly, that your agent is notlooking to exclusively represent you for over 12 months, and secondly that you are not going tobilled for the cost of office overhead if your book does not do well on the market. Once the contract has been signed, your agent will send you a copy of your original proposal witha few editorial suggestions. As soon as you finalize your proposal's contents, your agent will startpitching your idea to the 'big boys' i.e. publishing companies. Once you get the go-ahead as wellas the funding, feel free to start writing...Microsoft Word will be your new home! Option 2) Mainstream Publication The Process This option is slightly similar to the first; however the two do have a few minor differences. Theprimary difference is that the 'middle man' or agent is no longer involved i.e. the first step that you

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