Greetings fellow hubbers and the entire world of "Internetters",
I am seeking a book publisher for my childrens fiction novel. I'd like to know if anyone had a quick turn-around from a publisher they submitted their manuscript to.
I've submitted my book manuscript back in February 2009 to several publishers here in Hawaii and I have not heard back from any of them. Their web sites state that they will get back to you within 4 - 6 weeks.
I'm not worried at all, I just want to know if there are any publishers anyone here has worked with, had a quick turn-around, and had their book published. If so, can you please point me to them.
Have a warm and pleasant day.
Different country (UK) and different area of book completely (legal practioners' texts) but my OH and I have both submitted book proposals in the last year.
In OH's case, they didn't reply for 4 months, then replied with a contract and a schedule.
In my case, a joint effort with another barrister, they replied in about 3 weeks, then we spent another 3 months over the details.
Patience is the name of the game. Sometimes a small publisher may get back to you in a few weeks. But, sometimes when it takes longer that can be good - it might mean they are taking time to read your manuscript! Rejections come back pretty fast;o)
While it takes a little longer, you should submit your manuscript to publishers one at a time.
Unless the publishers' guidelines say no simltaneous submissions it is fine to submit to mulitple publishers. If you use The Writers Market most of the publishers listed say whether or not it is okay.
That is unless you sent a query and a publisher requested to see your manuscript - then you should wait. Also, it is courteous to mention in the cover letter if you are sending it out to multiple publishers. Just type simultaneous submission under your name at the bottm of the letter.
It is best to query first to save postage, not to mention printer ink and paper - again, unless the guidelines say to send the whole manuscript. The exception here is picture books. In that case send the manuscript with a cover letter. Guidelines will also tell you if they accept email submissions. Some companies do not because they don't like attachments.
I second Donna's advice. Also to say that many publishers ARE accepting e-mail submissions now primarily (although this is not across the board.) And publishers are taking a lil break because of the economy, yes--it has effected them, too.
And it really just depends on the publisher what their turn around time is--if they are on e-mail, it seems they can get back to you pretty quickly. I remember a pretty quick interested response to a proposal I sent out for a series of books...unfortunately, after further talking, they decided it wasn't the time.. So what I'm saying is it could mean anything that you haven't heard back yet. You just have to wait and see.
And keep sending stuff out! It's a numbers game, lol.
I wouldn't normally recommend self-publishing but for a children's book, it might be worth considering.
I suggest you contact Hubber Rochelle Frank, here's her Hub on her experience:
http://hubpages.com/hub/Self-Publish-A- … -We-did-it
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