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Best Guide on How to Get a Book Published

Writing a book is definitely an accomplishment, but getting it published is just as hard. It takes a lot of determination and persistence to get break into the publishing world. In order to get your masterpiece on the shelves, you will need to find a book publisher, understand how the publishing industry works and prepare a thorough plan. If you are wondering how to get your book published, here are a few pointers to begin with: Research the market and define your audience Firstly, you will need to define your market. Think about who your intended readership is. Understand the different genres and...
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5 Reasons why self-publishing a book may be a good idea

Transitioning your book from your desk to the bookshelves is a lot of work. But, if that’s your dream, you will need to do what it takes! Traditionally, contacting publishing houses and talking to literary agents was your only way to go. Trying to impress publishers and agents is quite a task and often takes a really long time. But today, self-publishers are more popular and many have found it to be very convenient too. Here are five reasons why self-publishing a book may be a good idea: You retain all the copyrights In traditional publishing, you need to give up the copyrights to your work to the...
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7 Tips for Pitching to a Literary Agent

Every writer needs to be a smart marketer too, because along with writing a book, a writer needs to take care of a lot of other things like contacting a publishing house, finding a literary agent, and preparing the marketing material and lots more. Attending a writer’s conference or an agent pitch session could be a great chance to get an agent for your book and eventually a book contract! If you are planning to pitch to a literary agent in person, there are a few things that you need to understand thoroughly. So, after your literary agent search is over, here are a few tips you should know before...
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PubMatch at BookExpo America

BookExpo America kicks off May 27th at 1:30 for two and a half days of exciting business and opportunity for the North American and International publishing industry.  PubMatch will be on hand throughout the entirety of BEA, participating in a variety of components of BookExpo America, including: Booth 1850: PubMatch homebase is where you’ll have the opportunity to meet the PubMatch team, and see the new and improved [email protected], launching at BookExpo America! International Rights Center: PubMatch is the official sponsor of the IRC, where agents and publisher rights departments meet to...
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Your Title Database Just Got Better!

One of our goals at PubMatch, in addition to keeping you connected with other professionals in the industry, has always been to provide you with your own title database, available at your fingertips.  We know that when you’re at a book fair, you might have not the display copies of every book that might come up in conversation–and particularly what rights you do and don’t own for that specific title.  We never want you to miss an opportunity to move forward with a discussion that could lead to a sale.  As a result, we’re always working to improve–and add tools...
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We’ve Upgraded Our Rights Reporting Capabilities

Part of knowing what rights you own–so you can sell them–is knowing what rights you don’t own.  But sometimes all of that information exists in the ether rather than in your database.  So we’ve decided to upgrade the type of information you can include in your PubMatch profile for rights you’ve already sold, so you can have that information at your fingertips at all times When adding or editing a title to your PubMatch databse, if you choose to enter rights not available, you’ll now be able to detail the language, territory and formats sold, who they’ve been...
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