More than 10,000 books are published each year in Canada. Publishing firms take calculated financial risks every time they publish a book, investing funds in the editing, marketing and production of a book before the book earns any sales. Most publishing houses are inundated with unsolicited manuscripts on a regular basis, so becoming a successfully published writer takes a lot of determination, research, and a little luck.
Writers are eligible for funding through a variety of programs available through the Canada Council. The Canadian government offers a number of funding options to assist publishers with their publishiRead More
Interested in pursuing a career in the publishing industry? Nearly all new employees who enter the book publishing industry have completed a publishing program.Read More
You must prove your ability to a prospective publisher: are you an expert on the subject at hand? Do you have writing experience? Do you write regularly as a part of your job? Do you have any previousRead More
Literary agents represent authors to publishers. They negotiate contract details and provide representation if any part of the book is illegally reproduced.Read More
Writers protect their work by reading and understanding the Canadian Copyright laws. Understanding how contracts are drawn and how rights are determined is also a very important part of this journey.Read More
It is best to send a publisher a proposal or letter of inquiry instead of the entire manuscript since few publishers accept unsolicited manuscripts.Read More
Sending your manuscript to the right publisher is extremely important. Valuable time - both yours and the publisher's - can be wasted by sending manuscripts to publishers who are not publishing in youRead More