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You have a great story but no one seems to want to get involved.
There is an alternative to traditional publishing and it uses a resource that is becoming increasingly popular - internet.
You see, traditional publishers, bless them, are in a highly competitive market. They cannot afford to take some of gambles that they might have done a few years back. They have to make sure that books that they publish make money. Now they all make mistakes (anyone remember Anthea Turner's Biography?) but in main you can't blame them for being cautious.
Consider two circumstances:-
One If I was a soap star, then I'd have more chance of being published. I'd have celebrity, for a start, my name would be known. Not that I'm suggesting that celebrities produce rubbish. It's just that if a publisher had two books of equal literary value (in their opinion), one by a major soap star and one by a complete unknown, I know which one they'll pick to publish.
Two Suppose I have written a superb biography of, for example, Prince Rupert of Liechtenstein. It may be a truly well researched and well written volume. It may allow reader deep insights into subject matter. It may be one of best biographies ever written. However, it has no real market. Maybe only a handful of people in world are interested in Prince Rupert. Now, supposing that on same day a moderately well written biography arrives of a famous Premiership footballer. Which one will publisher pick?
You see, above two examples show two things in modern world of publishing. You need to have an assured MARKET and you need to have a PROFILE.
Granted, new authors are published every week. But it is getting increasingly difficult to be published by traditional route.
The internet is great leveller. You can publish, within reason, what you like. Someone in Brisbane who shares your passion about Prince Rupert can type his name into a search engine and find your glorious book.
You are no longer dependent on someone else to become published.
You are free...
Andy Walsh is a househusband and writer living in Cumbria in the UK. He writes novels, short stories and poems some of which you can read at www.stbrodag.com. Buy 'Writing Fiction For the Internet' at www.stbrodag.com/buy.html Contact him at email@example.com