How to Find Traditional Book Publishers

Q: My question is, how do I find a traditional publisher – the ones who do not expect you to pay them to have your books published? -Linda

Thanks for writing, Linda.

The easiest thing I can suggest is to purchase a market guide, such as the book I edit called Novel & Short Story Writer’s Market. I research every book publisher listed in our book and I will not list any subsidy or self-publishers.

If you’d rather do the research yourself, look at the publishers of the books you buy in your local bookstores. It’s very difficult for a self-published or subsidy-published book to make it onto the shelves of a big bookstore like Barnes & Noble or Borders, so it’s a pretty safe bet that the books you find there were published by traditional houses.

Lauren Mosko, Novel and Short Story Writer’s Market Editor
Writer’s Digest Books