There are some authors who seem to have an easy time getting published. These are the sorts of authors who submit a manuscript today, and within a couple of months, the work is published. These are the sorts of authors who never receive rejection slips from publishers. And if the publishers do recommend some revisions, these tend to be very minor. On the other hand, you have authors who feel as if the publishers are (deliberately) very reluctant to publish their works. These are the sorts of authors who keep on receiving rejection slips from the publishers. As an author in this latter category, you easily get the impression that the publishers are out to frustrate and discourage you. In the final analysis, a question comes up as to why some authors seem to have an easier time getting published than others.
To my mind, there are three key reasons as to why some authors seem to have an easier time getting published.
Firstly, there are some authors who truly produce high quality work, which the publishers are only too eager to publish.
Secondly, there are some authors whose reputations are such that publishers are very keen to work with them.
Thirdly, there are some authors who have deep connections in the publishing industry. These are authors who know the right people in the publishing industry. And as such, they get their works published with much ease.
In this day and age though, you don’t have to go begging the major publishing houses to publish your work. There is the option of self-publication. You can also quite easily establish your own publishing house. A publishing house is simply a company that has publication of books as its core business. You can easily set up one such company for yourself. It is just a question of going to the Sunbiz website, for instance, and proceeding to make a Sunbiz fictitious name filing for the business. For clarity sake, the address for the Sunbiz website we are making reference to here is www.sunbiz.org. Once you have a publishing company thus established, you can start publishing your own work, without having to lick the boots of the folks who run the big publishing houses.