If you've written a book you want to publish:
www.bookpublisherscompared.com (a comparison of 45 self-publishing options)
A new book is published every 13 minutes in North America.
Terry Whalin is the author of more than 60 books from traditional publishers, a former literary agent and still works as an acquisitions editor. He points out that editors and publishers don't read manuscripts; they want a solid proposal. Whalin's book, Book Proposals that Sell, offers 21 secrets to writing a winning proposal. He also offers courses and seminars to help you through the process. Use this link to reach him and order the updated ebook: http://tinyurl.com/puowhm4
WARNINGS about current publishing scams:
Finding an agent: www.agentquery.com
http://missmark.blogspot.com (advice from an agent)
NOTE: agents who belong to AAR are forbidden to charge reading fees. Some agents appear legitimate, but their agreements contains statements such as: "although we don't charge a reading fee, IF we accept them on as a client there is an annual contract fee of $450.00," or even charge writers a percentage of the royalties in apparent perpetuity for manuscript editing.
& AUDIO BOOKS
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