Getting Your Novel Published 1: The Publishing Landscape
Exploring the landscape of getting your novel published. If you are a writer who wants to publish your novel, you have more options available to you than ever before. But the path to publication can be confusing, frustrating and challenging, even for experienced writers.
In this article, we aim to provide an overview of the publishing landscape and give you an understanding of which publishing option is the most suitable for you and your novel.
Getting your Novel Published 2: Traditional Publishing V Self Publishing
Once you’ve written the best novel you can and feel ready to get your novel published and release it to the world, the first decision you must make is whether to self-publish or pursue a traditional publishing deal. This article explores the pros and cons of both paths.
The British author services firm, Reedsy, describes self-publishing vs traditional publishing as one of the great debates of the literary world.
Self-publishing authors sing the praises of having creative control, not having to deal with the publishing gatekeepers and receiving higher royalties.
Getting your Novel Published 3: How to get a Literary Agent – Writing a Query Letter
Crack the champagne or mineral water! You have finally finished the manuscript of your novel, having written numerous drafts, ideally had it assessed by a professional editor to ensure it is the best story you are capable of writing and are now ready to put your creative baby out into the world.
If you have decided to go down the traditional publishing route, you will need to engage with the business of writing, especially when seeking representation from a literary agent or publisher. This requires a very different mindset from the one that created your novel.
Getting Your Novel Published 4: Writing a Synopsis for Your Novel or Screenplay
This fourth article in our publishing series aims to explain why the synopsis, along with the Query letter, is such an important tool when seeking representation from a literary agent or publisher.
A synopsis is an overview of your manuscript. Writing it forces you to define your story and capture its essence, conveying that you are in command of your material, in an engaging manner. It is an artform in itself. The quality of your synopsis will determine whether an agent or publisher will read your full manuscript. Most agents and publishers simply do not have time to read every manuscript they receive.