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Trolling for Publishers,
This review is from: How to Write a Book Proposal (Paperback)
Finding the right publisher is not easy. Selling that publisher is a challenge. Publishers are consolidating. There are only five publishers left in New York. There are just nine that will give a worthwhile advance. So, the package you send to them is critical.
Hey, you are a writer. You can write. Once they see your stuff, they will love you. Right-if they see it. Wake up! You have to send the agents and editors what they expect, when they want it. If you send your manuscript to a publisher "over the transom", it will be returned rubber-stamped "return to sender". You will be rejected without being read. Save your (postage) money, save the publisher's time and stop upsetting the Postal workers (very dangerous). Find out how to do it right. Michael Larsen provides a paint-by-the-numbers outline. Follow his steps to success.
Michael Larsen is an author and an agent; he has been on both sides of the desk. He knows what you are facing . . . and he reveals what to do about it. DanPoynter@ParaPublishing.com.