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Can Any Author Really Get Guaranteed Publishing?
Why one company is determined to get ALL authors published, whatever their ability.
While many may regard e-books as Philistine, unprofessional or even "cultural vandalism" (as one blogger put it), these particular book-lovers see the e-book market as an opportunity – one for authors not lucky enough to have made it through the submission/rejection gauntlet successfully, to finally achieve their lifelong dream; and to do it not by timing their book's submission in coincidence with the trend whim of agents, but by their own hard work.
It was for this reason that L.R. Price this year launched its Editorial Services as a stand-alone business for ALL authors, aimed at ensuring that those choosing to self-publish are able to compete with the level of professional quality on offer from the publishing houses. With ghostwriting amongst the services available, this startup now boldly proclaims a means for all to achieve that standard, regardless of their talent, experience, first language or grammar proficiency. L.R. Price has even added easy repayment options for its paid services, to ensure that finance isn't an obstacle to an author's achievement (the company is, in fact, championed by prison inmates).
Senior Editor Matt Vidler is very proud of the fact that, to date, he has not rejected one single manuscript to land on his desk, and most of those that Editorial Services have worked on are now published; he feels there is nobody the service cannot help to gain publication. As he puts it, with an inspiring degree of confidence: "There must be a million unpublished manuscripts in this city alone, and I'd love to publish them all!" While the idea may seem a beautifully optimistic one, in 2014 Digital Book World and Writer's Digest published a survey of 9000 self-proclaimed authors, finding that only 34% of manuscripts ended up published, and 60% of those by the authors themselves. Estimates by The Mail Online in 2011 that there are 700,000 self-published authors worldwide, then, suggests about 2.3milllion unfinished manuscripts burning holes in writers' bedside cabinets. As for the reasons for this author procrastination, Matt suggests a lack of time, resources or confidence (the latter perhaps fuelled by repeated rejection).
As an incentive to motivate action, completed editorial work is returned to the author formatted for immediate Kindle publication as standard, at no additional cost. There have also been exceptional cases in which manuscripts have been passed to the L.R. Price Publications commissioning staff, for consideration of a publishing deal.
If you have a manuscript you would like to submit for advice, or want to find out more about L.R. Price Publications – Editorial Services, visit: www.lrpriceeditorial.com
Page Updated Last on: Aug 26, 2016