What are the first steps to take to get a non-fiction piece of work published?
What are the differences between getting a book published, getting an article in a magazine published and other forms of publication?
Look at a writers magazibe on line!Or look geberally at the net and also in your library as thay have the Write's Yearbook which is full of imformation
Well the first is to type it up on the computer and look for a reliable editor who cam make sure you are ready for publication. You need an ISBN number , know your page dementions , seek for someone to write a forward and then after that you can search for a good publisher who deals iwth your topic or self publish.Purshase the Writers Market if you are seeking a company that is looking for your genre. There are lots of good self-publishing companies ( Diggy Pod) they are affordable and also you get a bang for your buck)
A book is a longer term process, publication can take maybe even 2-3 years from submission with payment made in the form of royalties depending on contract.
A magazine article is a one off with a single payment with possible additional payment for added photos or illustrations.
The first step is to research your publisher. Find out what they want. Plan even before you start writing. With a novel, you an send in the first 3 chapters and a synopsis before finishing the rest.
With an article, you can send in a proposal. What is the article about, how many words, illustrations etc. Sell it before you write it. If submitting without doing this, remember lead times. It is no good sending in a Christmas article in November. These are written in April. All date related articles should be submitted at least 6 months before relevant date.
Check previous articles and always submit something different from anything recent. Look up really old issues and look for something on a subject they've published before, but needs updating due to changes in technology etc.
WORK at being a writer.
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