Publisher gives tips to aspiring writers

“The smart thing to do is check the guidelines of the house to find out if they publish the type of book you have written. Check the word count to see if your book is in range,” said Frazier. That advice is really nothing new for authors, but she also added a step that most querying authors skip. “Ask who the acquisitions editor is, then google me. If you have any military or law enforcement experience, if you are from California and familiar with my area, if you have a cat–toss that in your query. I’m a person, I respond to people who make the effort to treat me like a person. I like to see that an author has done his/her homework. Trust me, I’m researching you!”

In addition to the age-old questions of how to stand out, authors also need to know about the quirky things they do that sometimes cause the acquisitions editor to pass on what might otherwise be a good manuscript. The bottom line is that it all comes down to attitude. Frazier said, “I’m not impressed by lots of literary credits or high-minded attitude. You aren’t doing me a favor by submitting your book. You may have bragging rights, but don’t lay it on too thick. Don’t tell me you’re the next Hemingway or Dan Brown.”

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