Submission Strategies for Getting Your Book Published

By Sarah Parsons Zackheim, Adrian Zackheim

Part of Getting Your Book Published For Dummies Cheat Sheet

What’s your plan when it’s time to submit your manuscript to publishers for consideration? Your submission contains great writing — of course. Getting your book published, however, requires a strategy that includes getting on the phone and perhaps a bit of socializing.

These tips can help you map your book submission strategy:

  • Network to meet editors

  • Send your proposal to a well-chosen editor

  • Cold-call a highly recommended editor

  • Send a great query letter to the editor

  • Create a subtle but engaging package for your proposal

  • Use a literary agent