Writing a book by itself will not get you the recognition and income you need as a writer.
The choices that face you now that you have written a book are:
1. Do I get out and find a publisher?
2. Do I self-publish my book in hard-copy?
3. Do I produce an ebook and sell it on the Web?
Landing a publisher isn't easy today. First, publishing houses are born, die or get
gobbled up by large corporations faster than you can send a query. Second, publishing
personnel play musical chairs with jobs in this frenetic market. It's difficult to know
what houses exist; what they are acquiring; who to address your queries to.
Then there's the issue of an agent: most major publishers will not accept a manuscript that doesn't come to them through an agent, and 40% of agents won't take on an unknown writer (more on agents later). Small to mid-sized publishers will, so long as the manuscript fits their specialized publishing niche. A lot of tedious research is involved in finding out who wants what.
Possibly you can find yourself a traditional literary agent who will represent you (and take 10-20% of your earnings) or you can do the research and querying yourself, resigning yourself to the publication potentials of small to midsized houses.
using an agent
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