How do I get my book published?

I'm writting a book, and I want to get it published. I've searched all over the internet, but I can't find how to publish a book by scholastic, or any other publishing companies. I just want to know where to send it so they can read it and see if they like it. And I don't want to self-publish.

Asked By: adam r - 4/3/2007
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There's tiers to this whole publishing thing. So you have different angles of attack, depending on what you're writing. We'll start with cautions, though... More
Answered By: Doctor Y - 4/3/2007
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Most publishing companies want a writer to have an agent before they do any business with the writer. Your best bet is to get one, and have him/her submit your work to numerous publishers to take a look at. My friend was in this predicament quite a few years ago, but he was being stubborn and wouldn't get an agent... More
Answered By: Elaith C - 4/3/2007
Go to the bookstore and see where your book would be shelved (ie- what books would have a similar readership to yours?). See who publishes those books. Go to those publishing firms' websites and see what they say about manuscript submissions. Follow directions accordingly.
Answered By: fuzzy_kiwifruit - 4/3/2007
We can't answer that question because we have NO knowledge of what your manuscript is about. Different publishers specialize in different things, and fiction is a broad word. If you try to sell a fantasy novel to a publisher that only works with romance, you are going to get a rejection no matter how good your writing... More
Answered By: Obi_San - 4/3/2007
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