Banish Three Common Misconceptions about Book Publishing

Many writers, who are new to writing a book, live under the illusion that all they need to be famous as an author is writing a highly thought-provoking novel or an emotional rollercoaster or mimic other famous authors and then publish it.  As an author, it may be easy for you to imagine things in your smart yet quirky mind, but it’s a completely different scenario in the real world. The popular book authors of the world haven’t become successful this way. They have put their brains and hard work into writing each and every creation of theirs and an equal amount of effort into publishing and promoting them.

Convincing a publisher to publish your book is actually very difficult. Very few writers have a way with large publishers. If you are new to the book publishing industry, you might be having some really wrong notions about what works are easily published and what are not. So, before trying to get your work published, banish some of these false beliefs pervading the book industry.

Publishing a book will shoot you to immediate fame. If you thought this is true, wake up. When there are lots of writers publishing their book every year, you stand a chance to succeed only if your book passes certain standards required by the industry. Though there is no one rulebook to be followed for writing a good book, you must make sure the quality of your work is good, your writing makes sense and the topic on what you write is equally appealing to the masses you are targeting your book at.


Book Publishers are a relaxed clan. Book publishers are extremely busy people. They have to wade through hundreds and thousands of manuscripts on a daily basis. So, if your manuscript misses to catch their eye, don’t blame them. Instead, work on your manuscript and try to make it an extremely eye-catching and impactful one. The title should be highly creative and intriguing. There should be no errors. Publishers get frustrated to read manuscripts with high number of errors and may leave them. Moreover, do not send unsolicited manuscripts. It is highly likely those will be discarded without opening. Send only solicited manuscripts preferably through a literary agent. Literary agents have a wide network of publishers, and they know which publisher is most likely to accept your work.

Self Publishing a Book is for Low-Grade Authors. Don’t ever think that if you are publishing your own book, you will be considered an unsuccessful or amateur author. Your success entirely depends on the quality of your work and your promotional efforts. Many authors think of self publishing a book because it saves time, money and efforts. When you hire a self-publishing company for publishing your printed book or eBook, you must not forget to follow all the rules that traditional publishers follow to improve visibility and increase sales. Title and cover pages of your book should be smart and attractive enough to generate interest in book lovers.

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