Get Published

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.

Federal Supports

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 publishi

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Education

Interested in pursuing a career in the publishing industry? Nearly all new employees who enter the book publishing industry have completed a publishing program.

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Establish Your Credibility

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 previous

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Literary Agents

Literary agents represent authors to publishers. They negotiate contract details and provide representation if any part of the book is illegally reproduced.

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Copyrights & Contracts

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.

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Proposals/Letters of Inquiry

It is best to send a publisher a proposal or letter of inquiry instead of the entire manuscript since few publishers accept unsolicited manuscripts.

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Know Your Market

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 you

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