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EDIT 6/24/12: Looking for help with book publishing? Check out my companion guide, An Idiot's Guide to Book Publishing.


I've been wanting to write this for a long time, but now that I'm on summer break I've finally had time to do it!

This is meant to be a companion of sorts to my Publishing Resources Journal; since I can't embed links into the text, I refer to the Journal a couple of times and point to a few resources that will be particularly handy during the submission process.

I hope you all find this helpful! Let me know if I can improve on the organization or add anything that could also be elucidating. ;)
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An Idiot's Guide to Publishing by ~SadisticIceCream "is very, very helpful for writers attempting to be published for the first time. It has information from preparation to coping with responses, written in an easy-to-understand way." ( Suggested by angelStained and Featured by nycterent )
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voiced-otter Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Thanks for this. I'll keep this in mind if I decide to publish any writing. Very helpful.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012   Writer
You're welcome! Feel free to bombard me with any questions I might be able to answer, too. :)
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Nephtalia Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012  Professional Writer
Thank you for this. :D It's incredibly helpful.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2012   Writer
You're welcome! I'm glad you think so. :hug:
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WrittenRevolt Featured By Owner Dec 9, 2011
This has (also) been added to #theWrittenRevolution's Resources for Aspiring Authors. :salute:
Again, thanks.
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tankgirly Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011
I am just puling my hair out about writing a decent covering letter and synopsis at the moment, your article is a godsend! Thank you so much.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2011   Writer
You're welcome! I'm glad I could be of help. :hug:

Also, you get bonus cool points for being a Star Wars fan. :giggle:
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tankgirly Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2011
I am!
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NikkiSeven Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011  Professional Writer
Thank you for posting this. Very informative and encouraging.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2011   Writer
You're welcome! I hope you find it helpful. :)
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Memnalar Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011
Congratulations! :heart:
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011   Writer
Thank you. :blush:

:hug:
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wickdgrl14 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Student General Artist
Thank you for writing this!! I don't plan to ever become a professional writer, but its good to know anyway. Thanks again!
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011   Writer
No problem! I hope you at least found it interesting. :D
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wickdgrl14 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Student General Artist
Yes I did, thanks again :)
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shadowauthor Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
so helpful :)
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Writer
I'm glad you think so! :D
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CountChristoph Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2011   Writer
Very nice of you.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Writer
Thank you. :)
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GODofCREATURES Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
I love your advice, its heartening to know there are people like you trying to help us inexperienced writers. I've been attempting to publish my novel for about a year know, but I don't have the funds to do self-publishing and it is very frustrating when some companies prefer you have an agent. :(
I have my Query prepared, and my novel is revised and read by many close friends and family, just the cover is not done. Thank you so much for taking the time to make this for everyone to benefit from! :)
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Writer
It really can be the most confusing process ever. I know that I had to figure it all out for myself, and I thought that there have to be other people in the same boat as me, so I figured it would be a good thing for people to have some basics on hand before they thought about submitting.

Your novel project sounds so exciting though! I hope you find a good home for it soon, as well as a publishing method that will work best for you. If it's your first novel you can always try a small publishing house first to test the waters. Let me know how it goes. :)
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KeeperoftheRealms Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Student General Artist
This was really really informative, and I have a feeling I'll be looking at it many more times. Thanks, and great job!
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Writer
You're welcome! If you have any other questions, too, feel free to note me. I really do love helping people. :giggle:
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fallenidle Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional Writer
KATE YOU ARE THE BOSSEST SISTER EVER, congrats on this well-deserved DD!
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Writer
Thank you! Really floored me. Never thought this little thing would actually get a DD. :giggle:

You are the most amazing and supportive sister ever. :glomp:
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Rukkys Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
This is great! Thanks for the tips.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Writer
No problem at all! :aww:
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levi3o4 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
I really, really hope this comes in useful - thank you for this wonderful guide!
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Writer
You're very welcome! I'm glad you find it helpful. :D
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EppopinkfangirlXD Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is great XD but...I still prefer publishing my stories on fanfiction.net and fictionpress.net XD Cuz I'm still 13 you know. But, great job!
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Writer
Well, when you're older this will hopefully come in handy. ;)
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EppopinkfangirlXD Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yay. XD
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InsaneXade Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
congrats on the DD and thank you so much for the info
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Writer
Thank you, and you're very welcome. I'm glad you find it helpful! :)
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meggyweggy Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Professional General Artist
This has been very informative! Thank you very much!
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Writer
You are so very welcome! :aww:
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DaughterOfGrimReaper Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks you some much for the help!!!!!!!!
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Writer
No problem! I'm glad you found it helpful. :)
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DaughterOfGrimReaper Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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TwistedAlyx Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Lol, camels.

Thanks so much. I stumbled across this at the perfect time. :)
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Writer
I'm glad! Let me know if you have any other questions if you do start submitting. :)

Thank you for getting the camel joke. I have been waiting for someone to get the camel joke. :lol:
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TwistedAlyx Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
Roger that! :salute:

No one got the camel joke before me??? What is this nonsense.
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011   Writer
Well, maybe they did, but literally no one's commented on it yet. Made me sad inside. :lol:
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TwistedAlyx Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Writer
*Pat on head*

Well, no worries. I've got a mouth like the energizer bunny--keeps going and going and goingandgoing--so you can always count on me to comment. ;)
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011   Writer
:rofl: Well, I appreciate it!
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Euxiom Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
This is awesome, I'm glad it got a DD. :D And your name is so wonderful. XD
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Writer
Thank you, on all counts! I hope you find the resource useful. :D
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Euxiom Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
You're welcome~ :)
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GeneticalyModified Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2011
qn ... abt ur 'name' .... sadisticicecream what inspired it ? v. awsome btw
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SadisticIceCream Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011   Writer
Thank you! :D

I actually came up with it because ice cream is delicious, but I can't eat it because I'm lactose intolerant. So it's evil. :giggle:
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