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Bringing of each manuscript to a book is a thrilling adventure with the author.

The Publishing Process

Perhaps you are reading this after completing your manuscript and are seeking a way to approach a publisher. We suggest that you take a couple steps first to be sure that you are ready to submit to a publisher.

First, read the material on DEFINING YOUR AUDIENCE (Button at left). Even though your manuscript may be completed, you may want to sharpen its focus.

Second, it is always helpful to conduct your own “peer” review. Select two or three people and ask them to read your manuscript. One person should have a background in English language and grammar. Another reader might represent your target audience (not a close friend). A third reader might have the background to comment on the veracity of your manuscript, i.e., if you have an historical novel you might find a history buff or historian.

The button at left, MECHANICS OF PUBLISHING, will take you to a “glossary” of steps in the process of getting your manuscript into a book.

Often the MARKETING PLAN is the first discussion we have with an author. If we cannot clearly define a niche or an audience that can be reached without over extending the marketing budget, it is much more difficult to determine how many books to produce, or, if we should publish that book.
Our paradigm, with two imprints (Kirk House and Quill House. See below),
provides a number of options by which to get your book published.
Kirk House Publishers:
      Royalty Publishing  |  Co-Publishing

Quill House Publishers:
      Subsidy Publishing  |  Self-Publishing Assistance  |  Printing Services

Attn: Leonard Flachman, Publisher
PO Box 390759
Minneapolis, MN 55439
Toll Free: 1-888-696-1828

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I am especially indebted to the publisher who was particulary wise in his editorial and publishing decisons.
Lloyd Svendsbye

  To the publisher goes a word of thanks for his wise and patient counsel in producing this book.
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  Your editorial director did the final editing with superb precision, insight, and care.

  The publisher ingeniously guided the rather complex project, which has multiple writers, to its ultimate fulfillment.
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