Getting a book published may be easier than you think so it is better to get started on the process as soon as possible. There are many different resources which are available to writers. With the Internet available in almost every part of the world, you can tap into all of those which exist online. You have many different choices and may opt to publish your book solely in a digital form, in print or make it available to readers in both forms.
Find an Agent
Get started today to share your work with the world. If you decide to go through a literary agent after your book has been written, the first thing you should do is find a good agent. This is a good alternative to contacting publishers on your own when you want to get your book published the traditional way. If you have the time and are willing to put in the effort, you may also choose to go the route of self publishing.
Submit a Query Letter
You may choose to contact editors directly with query letters. Do not send your entire manuscript off to anyone before sending them a query letter stating that you would like them to publish your book. Make sure that you research the genre that is handled by an editor carefully before submitting your query letter. Find out the name and preferences of the persons you plan to send your work to.
Contact Editors With Content that They Specialize In
Most publishing houses specialize in a particular genre. That means if you write novels for young adults, you should not spend your time sending your manuscript to editors that represent publishers of Mathematical textbooks.
Prepare Your Manuscript In the Correct Format
Most editors prefer when writers take the time to prepare their manuscripts before submitting them. Manuscripts that are submitted to publishing houses should usually be typed on white bond paper. Use double spacing and leave a one inch margin on every side. Even if you decide to self publish, you will have to format your manuscript for Kindle or another digital reader yourself.