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Scott's Books => Afterworlds => Topic started by: any.aspiringwriter on May 03, 2015, 08:30:55 AM

Title: publishing tips???
Post by: any.aspiringwriter on May 03, 2015, 08:30:55 AM
So I just finished reading Afterworlds, and I loved it--it was the most interesting style of book, what with the two storylines and us being able to follow Darcy's rewriting process.
[As my username suggests] I really want to be a writer. I was wondering if anyone knew if it's true that the publishers only read your FIRST chapter when deciding if they want to publish you??? Just curious, before I try getting published.
If it's true, I better start vamping up my first chapters!!
Title: Re: publishing tips???
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 03, 2015, 08:33:30 AM
This actually did get posted the first time. Our forum is weird sometimes :P
Title: Re: publishing tips???
Post by: Julia The Bookworm on May 05, 2015, 10:33:15 PM
I've actually talked with a few people who have gotten published and they say it's not the first chapter, but only the first few paragraphs.
If they like it they will read more.

If you think about  it the people who work at publishing companies and agents get hundreds of offers daily & only have so much time.

I suggest you do more research on the publishing industry before you get your hopes too far up.
Title: Re: publishing tips???
Post by: Panzercrappitastica on May 06, 2015, 10:34:26 AM
Either that or get your hopes up but prepare to have them dashed. That's what I'm doing. Maybe not the best approach, though, depending on who you are :P