What is the easiest way to write a book and get published?

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  1. Sue B. profile image94
    Sue B.posted 7 years ago

    What is the easiest way to write a book and get published?

    For those of you who have written books and are published, what is the best and/or easiest way(s) to write a book and get it out there?

  2. Teylina profile image60
    Teylinaposted 7 years ago

    If I had an answer, mine would be published! Finished a long time ago, but didn't have what it took to follow all the processes. Sent it to one editor, who wanted me to get an agent first. I quit then. Sorry. I'm not good at follow-throughs!

  3. Jlbowden profile image89
    Jlbowdenposted 7 years ago

    Hi sue:

        I have been working on a non-fiction romance novel for awhile now. But because of time constraints, have not had time to research it. Which includes finding an agent and a book publisher, like Rodale press for example. I can tell you that, I have published a couple of medical articles in the past. What I did, to help me find a magazine publisher for these articles,  was purchase a copy of the writers digest. This is a bible that all writers should have. It gave me a list of different magazines and editors that i could write to and send a copy of my work to as well. With a little hard work and persistence, this paid off for me and I was able to find a publisher for my medical articles. Also you can use this same reference to find publishers who will take a look at your unpublished and finished manuscript. Hope this helps answer your question a little.

    Jlbowden

  4. ljv21 profile image70
    ljv21posted 7 years ago

    Create space...is a good place to start. I went with them because I have no patience for normal publishers. I didn't want to wait for years to get a book out so gave them a try.  Its print on demand, which I think will be the future of publishing and they immediately get you on Amazon, so at least one sales avenue is taken care of. True there is no marketing support, but new authors shouldn't expect a major publishing house to provide any more.

    There is no upfront payment except for the printing of a proof copy to make sure that everything is right.  Then the royalties are much better than any large publishing house can offer

  5. krissalus profile image80
    krissalusposted 7 years ago

    First off, I have to say that I don't think there's an "easy" way to write a book. That's something that will vary from person to person. Some people can jump right in and finish a novel in a few months. Others need a few years to get it done. Some need to follow an outline, and some like to just make it all up as they go. To the extent of my knowledge, however, there's no step-by-step formula for writing a novel. Everyone has their own methods. It's just a matter of finding what works best for you.

    Second, I've been trying to get something published for a while now. Can't lie, it's a lot of work. And it's frustrating. I've dealt with quite a bit of rejection, and I'm sure there's more to come. I've been trying to find an agent, though, in hopes that he or she can help me get my work out there via a publishing house. Self-publishing is an option, but for my own reasons, I'm trying the agent route first. You might want to do a little research and take a look at the pros and cons of finding agents / publishers vs. self-publishing and decide which one you want to go with once you have your book written. That's my take on it, at least.

  6. ravenlt04 profile image62
    ravenlt04posted 7 years ago

    PublishAmerica published my book of poetry in 2006 for free, BUT I've heard very bad things about their marketing and broken promises.  My goal was not to make money off of it but to know my work is published and copyrighted.  I haven't made any money off of it.  If you don't mind marketing on your own... PublishAmerica may publish your book for FREE and with minimal hassle.  But I haven't looked into the company much lately....

  7. FranYo profile image59
    FranYoposted 7 years ago

    I'm hearing rave reviews regarding ePublishing from published friends in my writing group. There's many online articles about this, and although time-consuming, appears to be relatively easy.

    You should check out Writers' Market and look online for conferences you can attend, which also sometimes have Pitch slams where you can meet (and pitch, of course) your work with publishers and agents in your genre.

    Good luck!

 
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