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I want to write a book.What do I do, after I have drafted the book on paper?Also what do I do before I sell this book?,how do I publish it?,who have to publish it for me?.In fact, this is my first time I want to write a book.Please, help me.

You should look for publishers for your book. A book called Writer's Market lists publishers. That can be found in a bookstore or library. Websites list publishers. Two are and

Publishers often specialize in certain areas such as historical fiction. You should find out if it accepts fiction or nonfiction. If it's nonfiction, a book proposal may be sufficient. Type "how to write a book proposal" into a search engine to find out how to to do that. If your book is fiction, you need to submit the whole manuscscript.

Some publishers will not see anything without an agent. You can find agents on the above websites too. An agent is someone who tries to sell your book to a publisher and charges a fee after a sale. Agents do not get paid until the book is sold. Hope this helps.


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