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How Traditional Publishing Works

Authors need to know how traditional publishing works to have any chance of being published by a traditional publisher. Self-publishing is fine, but the real money lies in getting your paperback book on sale in every single bookshop in the country.

Unfortunately, most novels are rejected by publishers, but you can improve your chance of acceptance by understanding why so many are rejected.

Your novel may have taken a lot of time and mental activity to write, but in financial terms it is likely to have cost you little. You probably wrote it in your own home and on a computer you already owned, and if you hadn’t been writing your novel you’d have been using your computer for something else, so the cost of any electricity used in the course of your writing was negligible.

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