What Type of Books Are Easier to Get Published?
Are you a writer who is interested in writing a book, hopefully, one that will be published? If you are, have you ever written a book before? If not, there is a good chance that you are looking for the easiest approach to take. After all, no one wants to create more work for themselves than needed. That often results in many writers asking themselves which books are easier to get published.
When it comes to determining what type of books are easier to get published, the answer isn’t as easy to find as many individuals had hoped for. In all honesty, publishing any type of book, whether it be a children’s book or a romance novel, isn’t easy. A lot of time, hard, work, determination, and research goes into getting a book published. With that said, there are a number of steps that you can take to help you ease the process.
For starters, it is important to choose a genre, topic, or theme, that you feel passionate about. This is particularly true with how-to books or other helpful guides. Yes, you should look at writing as a job, especially if you hope to get a book published
Not only will choosing a genre, topic, or theme that you are interested in making it much easier for you to write a book, but it will also provide assistance with getting your book published. If you have an invested interest in what you are writing about or if you are passionate about the words that you write, you are more likely to produce better results. You are also more likely to take the time to properly proofread and edit your book, as opposed to other authors who are just hoping to make as much money and as quickly as possible.
Regardless of what type of book are you interested in writing, you should do a little bit of research first. As important as it is to write on a topic or great a story that you feel passionate about, it is also important to know what publishers want. For example, did you know that mysteries are popular stories for chapter books and early adult books? They are and you will see if this if you take the time to research what publishers are looking for. This research is easy to do with printed resources, like the Writer’s Market books, or by using a standard internet search online.
When you write a book that focuses on a story or topic that you have an invested passion in, as well as one that focuses on a topic or a story that publishers are seeking, your chances of getting your book published increase significantly. It is also important to note the ease of writing. When you know what you should write about, in addition to what you want to write about, the words will flow off of your fingers in no time at all.
As a reminder, there is no specific type of book that is easier to get published than others. All publishers have the same goal and that is to publish a book that will sell. For that reason, all have strict standards.
Will Your Book Get Published?
Are you an author who just finished writing a book? If you are, you may want to see your book published. But, do you have a book that will get published?
When it comes to determining if your book will get published, it will be hard to tell, but there are a number of factors that you can take into consideration. A few of these factors are highlighted below for your convenience.
The amount of work that you put into writing your book may have an impact on your ability to get your book published. Whether you write a short children’s book or a long science fiction novel, the same amount of time, though, and energy should be put into your book. While there are a number of benefits to just writing what comes into your mind, you also need to make sure that your book properly flows together and is easy for readers to understand.
The amount of time and energy that you put into finding publishers can also increase your chances of getting your book published. Your chances of getting your book published increase when you take the time to research publishers and what they want. For example, if you are writing a children’s book that focuses on a religious theme, search for publishers who are looking specifically to publish these types of books. You can use the internet or printed resource guides, like the Writer’s Market, to research your options. Choose the publishers that are the perfect fit for your book. Sending your book manuscript to publishers who are seeking just what you have, improves your chances.
How many publishers you submit your book to is also likely to have an impact on your success rate. As previously stated, you will want to take the time to find the publishers that are looking for books just like yours. With that being said, you still should have a number of different options. In keeping with the example above of a religious-themed children’s book, multiple publishers specialize in religious publications. The more publishers you submit your book manuscript to, the better your chances of getting published are.
The genre and the topic that you write about can also have an impact on your ability to get your book published. If your book is popular or in demand right now, your book stands a good chance of getting published. If you have yet to start writing, first take the time to examine what publishers want or need. The internet and printed guides, such as the Writer’s Market books, should help you get ideas as to which genres and topics are in high demand today. This will increase your chances of getting your book published, as you are writing a book that is wanted.
Your proofreading abilities will also have a significant impact on whether or not your book is able to get published. There is nothing worse than a publisher receiving a book that isn’t edited. A manuscript filled with errors is a major turn off. Of course, a book’s ability to get published depends on the storyline and its success, but never submit a book manuscript to a professional publisher without first proofreading it yourself. In fact, you will want to proofread multiple times. There are also a number of benefits to using the services of a professional editor. One being they are more likely to catch the mistakes that you may miss.
As a reminder, it is virtually impossible to determine ahead of time whether or not you will get your book published, but you may be able to gauge your success rate. If this is the first time that you are attempting to get your book published, do not give up. Many famous and well-known authors received multiple rejection letters before they were first met with success and the same may be true for you as well.
Writing a Book: What You Need to Know About the Publishing Process
Have you just finished writing a book that you would like to see published? If you have, you may want to start sending your book manuscript to publishers that fit your genre. Doing so is okay, but before you accept any offers, it is important to know as much about the publishing process as possible. You do not want to end up being the writer that gets taken advantage of or paid less than they are worth because you didn’t take the time to do the research first.
One important point that you will want to take into consideration when looking to get a book published, is that many publishers have specific wants and needs. For example, one children’s book publisher may be seeking science-fiction books for young adult readers, while another children’s book publisher may be looking for nature-inspired picture books. Since is there a variance, even in a specific genre like children’s books, it is important to know what each publisher wants before sending your manuscript off, especially if your book is not what is needed at the current time. This allows you to not waste your time or money.
In keeping with what a book publisher wants, it is important to learn as much as you can about the publisher and their guidelines for writers. For example, if you are writing an adult book, see if full manuscripts are allowed or if sample chapters or query letters are advised. You will want to make sure that you follow all instructions given by a publisher because if you don’t, your chances of having your book published
Before accepting an offer from a publisher, be sure to learn as much as you can about book publishing payments. This is important as not all publishers pay their authors the same amount of money. You won’t want to lose sight of the main goal, which is to make the most money possible. Many first-time authors are so excited that a publisher wants to publisher their book that they will accept just about any offer, even one that is significantly less than it should be. Flat rate payments, advance payments, and royalty payments are common methods of payment for book publishers.
In keeping with payment, advance payments are nice, but be sure to closely examine them. You will want to look at the long-term payment. Some publishers make advance payments seem better than they truly are. With that said, some writers, especially unpublished writers, find advance payments, regardless of what they are to be enticing. As for royalty payments, get everything in writing and have a set schedule. What percentage of sales will you receive? When are your royalties counted; on a quarterly or annual basis? How soon can you expect payment after each schedule ends? These are all questions that you will want answers to before agreeing to sign a contract.
The above-mentioned points are just a few of the many points that you will want to take into consideration before accepting an offer from a book publisher. Regardless of what genre your book is for or what publisher you receive an offer from, be sure to fully read and examine a contract before signing it. Also, be sure to ask any additional questions that you have. All reputable publishers should be more than happy to answer your questions.