Re: publishing a book - Should I just publish my synopsis' to hubpages or the wh

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  1. leni sands profile image69
    leni sandsposted 11 years ago

    Re: publishing a book - Should I just publish my synopsis' to hubpages or the whole book?

    I am currently writing a couple of novels and I was just wondering if it was better to publish just the synopsis or whether to gradually publish the each chapter to hubpages?  What do actual publishers feel about publishing a whole novel on-line - does it waste their time?  What is the correct etiticate if you want to become a published writer?

  2. chamalchamikara profile image40
    chamalchamikaraposted 11 years ago

    I think the best way is publish chapter by chapter.

  3. JGoul profile image59
    JGoulposted 11 years ago

    I've heard that the value of your manuscript, in the eyes of a real publishing house, goes down once you publish something online.  I heard that in the context of a discussion on whether it was wise to self-publish via Kindle, but I assume it applies in this context as well:  if you submit your manuscript, they're going to ask if it's ever been published in any form, and be less interested once they find out it has.  But that's just what I heard, I haven't researched it and I don't know first hand.

  4. cascoly profile image60
    cascolyposted 11 years ago

    i've also heard from friends who are published that their agents and publishers won't look at anything that's been posted online

    a chapter or synopsis may be fine, but putting the entire work online is the equivalent of the old vanity press, so it may come down to why you're writing and whther you are interested in m aking a living or presenting your ideas

  5. StephanieBCrosby profile image82
    StephanieBCrosbyposted 11 years ago

    I am along the same lines as the last two comments. If you publish the whole manuscript online, why would a publishing house pay for something that is already out there. Also who wants to buy the cow when they can get the milk for free?

    Just making the synopsis available is a good approach, since if you were going to do the traditional route of a query that is what may be required. But if you just want to have a whole work out there for publishers to see samples of your work, then go for it.

  6. Marlin 55 profile image71
    Marlin 55posted 11 years ago

    From my recent experience with publishers, they want to see the entire book. In the past publishers had trouble with writers that could write a few fantastic chapters and a great synopsis but were incapable of writing an entire book. So, I say yes and let them see what you can do. And of course always protect your writing any way that you can. Good luck Leni, I wish you much success!

  7. LoisRyan13903 profile image64
    LoisRyan13903posted 9 years ago

    For me, and I just did, I would publish my novel chapter by chapter.  I do not plan, however, to publish to a traditional publisher.  If you are planning to do this, then just post a synopsis.  I do not know HP's policy if you want to publish the book in an ebook format and try to sell it for the kindle or nook-I have done that with another fantasy novel, but have not seen any sales so far.


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