There are three key reasons as to why publishers may be reluctant to publish your work. In today’s blog post, we will be examining those three reasons that can possibly make publishers uneasy about publishing your work. We will also be offering you suggestions on how you can go about persuading the publishers to publish your work. We will go a step further and look at what you can ultimately do if the publishers turn out to be totally unwilling to publish your work.
The first key reason as to why publishers may be reluctant to publish your work is if they feel that the quality of the work is not good enough. In this case, you’d probably only need to improve on the work, in order to get it published — though some publishers will keep on looking down on it, however much effort you put towards improving it.
The second key reason as to why publishers may be reluctant to publish your work is if they fear that publishing the work will cause them legal problems. In this case, you’d probably only need to take out the parts that the publishers are uncomfortable with on legal grounds.
The third key reason as to why publishers may be reluctant to publish your work is if they feel that the work is unlikely to be very marketable. In this case, you’d probably need to try talking to the publishers, to convince them that they stand to make some good money from your work.
If the cartels of publishers in your locality turn out to be totally unwilling to publish the work, you would have two other alternatives to try. The first alternative is that of trying to send the work to publishers who are far-off, to try your luck with them. Even if you can’t accompany the work in person, you can send it using one of the shipping/delivery companies. A good example of a company you can use in this regard is UPS (the one whose team members refer to themselves as Upsers). After giving the manuscript package to UPS and paying the relevant fees, you will be issued with a UPS tracking number. This is a number which you can use to see how the shipment of the parcel containing your literary work has gone. It may turn out that while local publishers are totally unwilling to publish your work, those from another city or another country would be only too eager to publish the work. The second alternative is that of opting for self-publication. With the advances that have been made in publishing technology in the recent years, self-publication is not as daunting as it was in the olden days.