Swedish Writer Uses The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published to Land Major Swedish Publisher
The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published – A Surrogate Agent
The Swedish publishing industry differs from the American in one fundamental way: except for handling foreign rights of already established authors, we don’t do agents. As an unpublished author, you send your unsolicited manuscript directly to the publishing companies, and in the rare an unlikely event of being accepted by one, you’re on your own. The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published helped me navigate in the strange and uncharted waters that are having your book published, acting all the way as a sort of surrogate agent.
Before submitting my manuscript, I red the chapters on The perfect package and Locating, luring and landing the right agent and worked hard on perfecting my pitch and writing the perfect personal query letter – eventually eliciting comments from my publisher on how refreshing it was to read such a professional personal query letter.
After having signed up with one of the major publishing companies in Sweden, The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published kept me informed through all the different stages of the process. It allowed me to relax, secure in the knowledge of what would happen next, and made it possible for both me and my publisher to focus on the important issues – namely, making sure my book was everything it could be. Above all, it helped me to be professional and friendly in my dealings with my publishing company: delivering on time, doing slightly more than what was expected of me, and acknowledging the hard and dedicated work several people did for my book. It resulted in an incredible support and personal commitment from my publisher, editor, publicity and marketing team, and sales representatives. If you’re only going to read one section – it’s Agent Relations.
Katarina Bivald is the author of The Readers in Broken Wheel recommends about a Swedish book nerd suddenly stranded in a small town in Iowa. It will be published in Sweden in September 2013. For more information, please contact Judith Toth on Bonnier Group Agency – Judith.firstname.lastname@example.org
Book editors and pitchapalooza inventors The Book Dcotors, as featured in s mini-documentary from albany daily gazette
How to build your social network/platform without getting lost in the time suck
How to get people to read your book. http://huff.to/XG6uAW
Me on Public Radio with tips on making a great pitch at Anderson’s bookshop http://bit.ly/WZe2gf
Thanks to Public Radio, , Rebecca Kruth, Becky Anderson, and all the great people at Anderson’s Bookshop. Here’s the piece!
We are so excited to be coming to Alaska to Pitchapalooza!
Don’t take it personally, hey it may make you famous!
There are more ways to get your work out there than ever before but it also means there is more ways for people to broadcast their opinions for you to fret about. Interactive social media allows everyone and anyone to access your work and tell you what they think and sometimes it isn’t always what you want to hear. Never take it personally though because no matter what they are saying, your work is still the center of attention. Who knows, it could even make you famous!
“Over and over, we’ve seen people ‘say’ vile, pernicious, hateful ugly stuff on the Internet, stuff that very few humans would ever say in real life. There is a term for this: Flame mail. So know this and know it well: If you spend any time at all putting yourself out on the Internet, there is a possibility that people are going to say rude, crude and/or violent things to you. (Sree Sreenivasan says comments on social media platforms are ten times more likely to be negative than positive.)
The strange thing about getting a smackdown online is that, under the right circumstances, it can actually help make you and/or your book successful. Kemble Scott, one of the first writers to use YouTube trailers to promote his book, had just this happen to him. An online journalist said something snarky about one of his videos on Gawker, a heavily trafficked site. This sent lots of people to his videos, which in turn promoted his book.
Good or bad, we’ve come to embrace the Godfather model of interacting online: It’s always business, never personal.”
For more information turn to page 59 of your copy of “The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published” by Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry. Don’t have a copy of your own? Pick up a copy right here http://thebookdoctors.com/our-book or pick one up at your local bookstore and get a FREE 20 minute consultation with The Book Doctors (with proof of purchase).
Happy writing! See you at the bookstore. The Book Doctors