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Finding the right publisher for my book

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Silvergrand Sat 05-Jun-21 11:51:49

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask but
has anyone written a book and had it published?

I'm looking for help!

geekesse Sat 05-Jun-21 11:54:05

Yes, but it was a textbook, and I was commissioned to write it.

Manhattan Sat 05-Jun-21 11:56:36

Writers & Artists is the best place to start learning about the process:

www.writersandartists.co.uk/

More useful advice from Mslexia.

mslexia.co.uk/

Chestnut Sat 05-Jun-21 11:56:44

I believe you can publish yourself on Google. A friend of mine has written his life story as a warning against drug taking and I keep telling him to publish it. I'll have to follow that up again. It needs proof reading and editing.

Silvergrand Sun 06-Jun-21 10:45:24

Thank you!
Good for you, geekesse!
I've been struggling with the Writers' handbook but find information overload there!
Having submitted to several publishers, I started trying to get an agent, but nobody interested in me!
So I'm going down the self-publishing road and even that is a minefield.
I'll try your 2 suggestions Manhattan, I'd forgotten about Mslexia.
I need a little more help than simply self-publishing on Google. Although I might work my way round to that eventually.
Thanks again.

Namsnanny Sun 06-Jun-21 13:43:45

I've read that lots of people use bookstok to self publish now.

Silvergrand Mon 07-Jun-21 10:02:24

Thanks Namsnanny. I'll look at that.