Getting Noticed by a Publisher
Every writer knows just how hard it is to get your manuscript looked at by one of the largest publishing firms. You have to have a great introduction letter and a story that really grabs the attention of an editor. Most editors at major publishing firms will give a book three pages before they decide if they want to explore that author or not. So how can you as a writer get your manuscript looked at by a major publisher? Here are some tips that could help you get past the editors tossing the manuscript or recycling it.
Great Letter of Introduction. You will want to make sure that your letter of introduction about yourself is as good as it can get. You want to focus on the main points and not spend time talking about how you would love to be published because most publishers don’t’ care. Just keep it short, sweet and to the point.
Synopsis of the Story. Publishers will require that you put a brief synopsis of the story. Try to make it compelling and captivating to readers. However, do not lie in the synopsis. Don’t talk about the great dragon if there are no dragons in the story. Just be honest but make it really intriguing.
Editing. One of the biggest turnoffs for an editor is to have a story that comes to them that is lacking in editing. This could be blatant spelling or grammar errors, typos and other items. You want to present the best product that you can. If you cannot employee an editor ask friends or family members to help you out.
These are just some of the considerations that you are going to want to make when you are looking for a publisher to notice you. Getting noticed by a publisher is an essential step in bringing your book to print.