Why was your book proposal or manuscript rejected by the editor, publisher, or literary agent? These common reasons for rejection are from a panel of book industry professionals at a recent writer's conference. These tips will help you get published by showing you what not to do.
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Good news! If your writing has been rejected multiple times by magazine editors, book publishers and literary agents, then you’re a real writer. You're in the game! The bad news is that you may feel too discouraged, disappointed and disheartened to keep writing. You're tempted to kick yourself out of the game.
When I met with my nonfiction publisher and book marketing team, we discussed these nine ways to promote my first Christian self-help book for women. My marketing plan will help you launch and promote your own nonfiction book.
Unless you're famous or somehow remarkable, your sample chapters are the only chance you have to get your book published. Therefore you must submit the best example of your writing that you can -- even if it requires writing, editing, revising, and even throwing out everything you wrote only to start fresh.
How do you get a literary agent who will help you get published? As a writer, you need an agent who believes in you and your book. These tips for getting the right literary agent are from Janet Reid, who runs the Query Shark blog. Learn how to write a query letter and sell your book idea, nonfiction proposal, or fiction manuscript.
How do you deal with feelings of jealousy when you meet successful writers, hear about a fellow writer’s book publishing contract, or learn that yet… Read More »How to Stop Being Jealous of Writers Who Succeed