In the last tip, I encouraged you to do your research. To help demonstrate this point, I will explain my own research when searching for a publishing house to accept my non-fiction analysis of The Hunger Games series.
Through reading scholarship on The Hunger Games series, I discovered McFarland Publishing as they have published several scholarly collections on the subject. Knowing this, I visited their site. Going through their menu I saw the “Becoming An Author” tag and visited that page.
On that page I found everything that I needed to know about what McFarland was looking for, how they wanted it presented, and where.
Having researched this publishing house, I realized that I could send in a query letter even though I hadn’t started writing my book yet.
Through this research, I was able to better situate myself and my chances at getting published. I targeted my publishing house much like you would choose a target audience. When looking for a publishing house, you want to find someone who is already interested in what you do.
Happy Writing Everyone!
Feel free to drop my any questions about publishing in the comments. I don’t know everything, but I’ll do my best to provide answers.