How do I get my LGBTQ+ book published?
Getting your book published can be very difficult, but if you follow these tips, you'll have a good head start.
So - you've written a book - congratulations! Many people around the world have a dream of writing a novel, but if you're reading this, you've likely done it - or very nearly have! The first thing to do is celebrate. Whatever happens next, you've accomplished something amazing.
Now, not to be a downer, but many people say that once you've written a book is where the work really begins. This may or may not be true, depending on how you feel about editing, marketing, and all the other important parts of creating a successful book.
Before you start sending your manuscript off to publishers such as us here at Spectrum Books, there's a few things that it's important you consider to give you the best chance of getting published.
1. Read your book!
This process can be harder than it may sound, but is very important. We recommend that when you make those final touches to your manuscript, you leave it alone for a few weeks, perhaps even a month or two. It can be hard to resist, but whilst it's fresh in your mind, it's challenging to read through and to spot errors. Fresh, relaxed eyes are much more likely to pick up any plot holes or story errors.
2. Ask other people to read your book.
3. Edit to the best of your ability.
4. Format your manuscript.
5. Write a blurb / synopsis.
6. Research suitable publishers.
7. Time to submit!
8. Be patient.
9. Set your expectations.
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