For many years, writers wanting to get their manuscript published had to find a publishing house that would be interested in publishing their work. This often took years and many rejections before finding a publisher. Many publishers require that writers have an agent to represent them, and a contract has to be negotiated.
In recent years, advancements in computers and the internet have allowed writers to prepare and publish a book project entirely on their own if they want. Hiring different people to handle various parts of a book project has also become popular. Writers Read More