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Agents and Publishers

 

Accepting Manuscript Submissions

Austin Macauley Publishers

We accept manuscripts across all genres, with or without an agent, from anywhere in the world. Whether you are a new author or have been previously published, Austin Macauley Publishers™ would like to hear from you. The review process can take up to three weeks. We will contact you once a decision has been reached.

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Acorn Publishing

REDEFINING WHAT IT MEANS TO BE PUBLISHED

Now accepting submissions!

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Agents Seeking Authors

Now accepting submissions!

By Robert Lee Brewer — Writer’s Digest

 Here are 20 literary agents actively seeking writers and their writing.

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Alliance of Independent Authors

An Organisation for Self-Publishing Authors

The Alliance of Independent Authors is a professional business membership organisation for self-publishing authors. A non-profit, we provide trusted advice, supportive guidance, and a range of resources, within a welcoming community of authors and advisors.

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Atmosphere Press

Submission Guidelines

Atmosphere Press is an author-first collaborative publisher open to book-length submissions in all genres year-round. We have no restrictive guidelines, other than to send us something good! 

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Beginner’s Guide to Getting Published

By Sam Blum

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Blackdoge Books

Available Author Services:
  • Paperback and ebook publishing
  • Document design and formatting
  • Editing and proofing
  • Typesetting
  • Ebook conversion
  • Distribution assistance
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Calumet Editions

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The Confusing Literary Agent Landscape

By Nathan Bransford

“There has been a lot of angst in the literary Twittersphere these past few weeks around agents, alleged bad behavior even among reputable agents, “schmagents” (basically bad agents who sometimes don’t even know they’re bad agents), and quite a lot of author frustration.”

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Contracts 101:

The Grant of Right Clause

By Jane Friedman — The legalize writers need to understand to protect their long-term earning potential.

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Elite Authors

Professional Publishing Services for Independent Authors
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The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published

How to write it, sell it, and market it . . . successfully

By Arielle Eckstut and David Henry Sterry 

The best, most comprehensive guide for writers is now revised and updated, with new sections on ebooks, self-publishing, crowd-funding through Kickstarter, blogging, increasing visibility via online marketing, micropublishing, the power of social media and author websites, and more—making The Essential Guide to Getting Your Book Published more vital than ever for anyone who wants to mine that great idea and turn it into a successfully published book.

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Finding a Literary Agent

By Nancy J. Cohen

How do you find a literary agent? Here are some tips to start your journey from writer to published author.

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From First Draft to Published Author

Should you go traditional, indie, or hybrid publishing?
FREE Guide!

How do I write a pitch? What kind of royalties should I expect? What the heck are beta readers and why do I need them? Publishing is an ever-changing business. As a result, these and many other questions are at the forefront of the modern-day writer’s brain. You’ve probably asked them yourself!

This guide will take you through the entire process, from refining your manuscript to choosing a publishing track to releasing your book into the world.

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Getting Published

The Five Options You Have


The publishing world has changed dramatically in recent years. Self-publishing has disrupted the publishing industry and caused all sectors to reconsider how to publish a book in this new book market.

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Go Beyond the Curtain of the Self-Publishing Industry

A 20-Year Industry Expert Shows You Why The System Is Broken

By Adam Ellis is the President and CEO of Steuben Press. 

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J.J. Hebert’s Author Program

Become an Amazon Bestselling Author

By J.J. Hebert — Manhattan Book Group

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Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)

Self-Publish eBooks and Paperbacks for FREE!

Get to market fast. Publishing takes less than 5 minutes and your book appears on Kindle stores worldwide within 24-48 hours.

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Literary Agents Seeking Writers

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Literary Agents

Advice To Writers
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Donald Maass

Literary Agent

Donald Maass represents dozens of novelists in the SF, fantasy, crime, mystery, romance and thriller categories. 

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Make Your Manuscript Stand Out to a Publisher

If you’re not doing these 5 things, your manuscript risks ending up in the dreaded slush pile.

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Multiple Submissions

in writing and publishing

By Robert Lee Brewer — Writer’s Digest

Learn what multiple submissions in writing and publishing are from editor Robert Lee Brewer, including when writers should make them (if ever) and why they should care.

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New Book Authors Publishing

Publish Your Book Today

New Book Authors Publishing will make your book available for sale as a paperback and eBook. Hardcover is also an option. Our publishing team will format, edit your manuscript for errors, design an attractive book cover, submit your book to the Library of Congress, and make your book available for sale and distribution via retailers like Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, Books-a-Million, Powell’s, IndieBound, ThriftBooks, and many other fine retailers and vendors. Submit your book today to get the process started.

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The Passive Voice:

A Lawyer’s Thoughts on Authors, Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing
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Publishing Choices

Know the Pros and Cons for Traditional, Hybrid, and Self-Publishing

One of the most important decisions you’ll likely be faced with early in the process is choosing which publishing method is best for you. Each of the three methods has their own advantages and disadvantages. Learn how to choose a publishing method based upon your specific goals and needs. FREE EBOOK!

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Publishing FAQs for Writers

By Robert Lee Brewer — Writer’s Digest

In this post, find 25 frequently asked questions that Writer’s Digest editors receive along with answers to those publishing FAQs for writers.

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Publishing and Marketing Simplified

You can write, publish, market, sell and track your sales—all from one dashboard.

Bublish

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Publishing Partner Program

It pays to refer authors to BookBaby!

BookBaby

Earn generous commissions by referring new authors to our expert publishing team.

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Publishing Trends to Know in 2021

The publishing industry is in transition. See what lies ahead.
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Publishing Trends of 2021

signs to consider in 2021

By Josh Weber — Calumet Editions

Here are the major trends that are proving new ground in the publishing industry that independent authors and publishers need to be aware of to have a larger market share and broader social media exposure.

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Publishing Process

a step-by-step guide

By Tucker Max — Scribe Media

If you want to understand the book publishing process, you have to learn the difference between Self-Publishing and Traditional Publishing. Choosing the right method for you can make or break your book’s success—but most first time Authors don’t know the differences between them.

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Publish Now!

Our publishing team will format, edit your manuscript for errors, design an attractive book cover, submit your book to the Library of Congress, and make your book available for sale and distribution via retailers like Barnes and Noble, Amazon.com, Books-a-Million, Powell’s, IndieBound, ThriftBooks, and many other fine retailers and vendors. Submit your book today to get the process started.

New Book Authors Publishing

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Publish Yourself

You may be better off taking the DIY approach.

By J.J. Hebert — MindStir Media

Many entrepreneurs are using newfound time at home to finally write down their unique ideas and stories to be published in book form. The Internet is rife with contradicting information about self-publishing and traditional book publishing, so which path should an entrepreneur — or writer in general — use for book publication? 

As the owner and founder of MindStir Media, I’m confident in saying that self-publishing is the proper route in many cases. Here are three main reasons why!

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Query Letter Tips

From Literary Agents for Writers

By Chuck Sambuchino — Writers Digest University

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Rough Draft

An outlet for writers who want to get published
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Secrets to Landing an Agent

And Getting a Book Deal

By Kathy Ver Eecke — GetaBookDeal101

Pitching a book is no different than pitching a product. You just need to know the secrets of how to position it for sale. 

Join me and learn how to go from dreaming of the bestseller list, to saying “I got a book deal.” 

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Self-Publish eBooks and Paperbacks for FREE!

Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP)

Get to market fast. Publishing takes less than 5 minutes and your book appears on Kindle stores worldwide within 24-48 hours.

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Self-Publishing Masterclass — FREE!

Kosta Ouzas has created some of the most successful indie-publishing houses in the world. He has helped hundreds of authors create full-time 5 and 6 figure writing careers and looks forward to sharing his new and improved strategies and tactics with you.

  • ​​How To Launch A Self-Publishing Career And Generate Book Downloads Consistently Using Zero Cost Tactics
  • How To Remove Obstacles By Simplifying Marketing And Generate Traffic To Sell More Books
  • Avoid The #1 Mistake Most Authors Make So You Can Build A Closer Relationship With Readers And Focus Your Energy
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Self-Publishing — Starting From Zero

By David Gaughran

Learn how to self-publish like a pro and build an audience of passionate readers for your books. Enroll for FREE!

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Self-Publishing vs Traditional Publishing

Which is right for you?

By Joel Pitney — LaunchMyBook

The choice confronting most authors at this point in the process is to decide between self publishing vs traditional publishing. There’s also a third option called “hybrid publishing” or “vanity publishing” that combines elements of the other two.

So how do you decide which route it best for you?

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Six Self-Publishing Considerations

By John Peragine — Writers In The Storm

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Top Ten Publishing Trends — 2021

By Clayton Noblit — Written Word Media

What does 2021 hold in store for the publishing industry? Every year at Written Word Media we consult experts and dive into our own data to predict the next year’s publishing trends. 

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We Make Beautiful Books

Professional Publishing Services for Independent Authors

Elite Authors

Elite Authors offers professional publishing services you can trust to turn your story into a beautiful bestseller. You bring the ideas. We’ll do the rest.

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Why Self-Publish Your Book?

By Nancy J. Cohen

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Writing Quickly and Publishing Slowly

By Robert Lee Brewer —  Writer’s Digest

Debut novelist Kristin Beck shares what it was like to write her historical fiction novel Courage, My Love and why she was so thankful for a slow publishing process.

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