Resources for Writers and Authors
I've written a book. Now what?
There are two main routes to seeing your book in print: traditional publishing and self-publishing.
Route 1: Traditional Publishing
The traditional steps include*:
- Determine your genre
- Assess your commercial potential
- Find a literary agent (if you need one)
- Prepare query letters and submission materials
- Submit materials to agent or publisher
Route 2: Self-publishing
You will have more decisions to make with regards to editing, formatting, printing, marketing, and selling your book. Some considerations include:
Resources for writers in Nebraska Q:
- Explore options for publishing - as an ebook, or in print through print-on-demand (POD), vanity, or subsidy publishers. Source: http://www.wikihow.com/Self-Publish-a-Book
- Find a good editor, either a developmental editor or a copyeditor. (Do you need an editor?)
- Craft a great title and design an appealing cover.
- Build your brand through a website and/or social media. Give your book away for free and ask for reviews (build word of mouth).
Who can I publish my book with in Nebraska?
Here are some Nebraska publishers & self-publishing resources. This list is not exhaustive, and not all will take unsolicited materials.
How do I market & sell my book?
Here are some suggestions for marketing and selling your self-published book:
How do I find a literary agent?
Here are some free resources for finding an agent: