We’re A Match: Finding the Perfect Book Publisher

Are you interested in getting a book that you wrote published? If you are, you need to find the publisher that is the perfect fit for you and your book. Unfortunately, this can be easier said than done. Book publishers can be picky about which books and authors they choose to work with, so you should be just as picky. There is absolutely no need to be nervous. There are hundreds of publishers for you to choose from, depending on your genre. 

Once you have written and proofread your book multiple times, you will need to start researching and examining publishers. Unfortunately, this is a step that many hopeful published authors do not take. Many simply just send copies of their books off to publishers that they already know of. This approach has worked for some, but it limits your chances of finding the best publisher for your book. Instead, you will want to examine as many book publishers as you can that have a history of publishing books within your genre. I know that it sounds like a very time-consuming process. However, it is a process that is much easier than many imagine.

One of the easiest ways to find book publishers is by purchasing printed resource guides for authors. These guides come in a number of different formats. Many are categorized by genre, such as children’s books, Christian books, and so forth. What they typically do is outline publishers that accept manuscripts, as well as other detailed information. These printed resource guides are updated often, so make sure you purchase one that is up-to-date. You can find these guides for sale online and in most bookstores.

One guide that comes highly rated and recommended is that of The Writer’s Market. It covers a number of genres and is updated on a yearly basis. This guide includes themes that book publishers are looking for, requirements for submitting a manuscript, the address to which that manuscript must be submitted, and much more. The Writer’s Market books are also well-known for their expert tips and advice, which are typically provided by experienced authors.

Although most Writer’s Market books and other similar printed resource guides for authors can often be purchased for under $20, many people do not like paying for something that they can find for free online.

If you are looking to use the internet to find book publishers, you will find that you do have a number of different options. For starters, you will want to perform a standard internet search with the phrase book publishers. If you are targeting a specific genre, such as children’s books, be sure to include that in your search phrase. Your standard internet search is likely to produce a number of different results.

Your search will generate websites where a large selection of publishers are listed. These websites may either list publishers with detailed information or direct links to the publishers’ websites. In the event that your search only gives you a detailed list of publishers, a standard internet search with the publisher’s name should produce the results that you are looking for. Most of these sites will have a page dedicated to sharing guidelines and other information posted for authors on their websites.

It is extremely important to find the publisher that you think will be the perfect fit for you and your book. If, after conducting a thorough search, you find that you’d rather try your hand at self-publishing, I A.M. Editing, Ink is always available to lend a helping hand. 

Adrienne Michelle Horn is the owner of I A.M. Editing, Ink. Although she has a full-time professional career in healthcare, she is also a South Florida-based editor, poet, author, entrepreneur, and mother of her beautiful daughter, Paris.

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