|Writer's Workshop Introduction||| Print ||
|Written by Christine Redding|
|Saturday, 01 October 2011 13:33|
Welcome to the classroom wing of The Zharmae Publishing Press! Here, the writer considering creating a publishing relationship with Zharmae can find invaluable information about How It Works, and beginning writers can pick up some of the most basic skills to making their writing more attractive to a publisher.
A lot of people have a lot of enthusiasm for expressing themselves through the written word. The Zharmae Publishing Press eagerly encourages this trend, and so makes it easier than most mainstream publishers for new writers to get their work looked at and considered: TZPP does not require that you have previously published, nor do we require a writer to send submissions through an agent.
Approaching agents, and most major mainstream publishers can be so daunting, that many writers these days don't bother even to try: It is too easy to self-publish: All you have to have is a packet of words, and the money to pay for the editing, printing, promotion distribution and management of your book and sales. That is, of course, why you will see more of the sales price of each book sold: You have paid up-front for all production expenses: You have taken on yourself and your own purse totally the rewards of success and the costs of failure. You have paid people to work with you, but they are guaranteed their pay and you are not.
The legitimate mainstream publisher does not require an author to pay any up-front expenses, and may, in fact, offer an advance payment to the author, against future royalties. The publisher provides all the services required to get your book to market, and to manage its present and future success. The money from your book's success pays all the people who supported it on its way to market. Thus, the risks and burdens are shared. And all along the way, you have the encouraging knowledge that someone else has enough faith in the work to share the risks. It is the difference between a working partnership and simply hiring help.
The Writer--you!--only must provide, in a professional manner, material written to a publishable standard.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 November 2011 08:28|