For starters, spend a kind of revision of his work. Of course, not all his works makes sense to publish. Some of them can be "raw", undeveloped, or simply poor quality. Pick up a number of his poems, which are United on a specific subject. This can be, for example, the lyrical subject, poems about love and friendship, thinking "about time and about itself". It is desirable to include in a future collection of works of different years, placing them in chronological order.
If you find that your thematic collection is not complete, it's not scary. Our Outlook on life and themselves are constantly changing, so you need to leave at the end of the collection a kind of "loophole" for future works, some dots... Perhaps resulting in the order of their poems, you will feel a new creative impulses, which can result in a fine poem, anticipating or completing a collection.
Go to the technical part of publishing. Your book has a chance to see the light, if properly laid out and decorated. Do some market research. Contact the nearest printing and publishing to find out what the requirements of the publishers present to collections of poetry. Also find out what are the requirements for layout of the future book, determine which costs time and cash you have before you pick up your book.
Agree with the designer and coder that will help you create the layout of the book. If you want to take responsibility for the layout in your hands, you will have to master several computer programs that allow to bring the materials into a single, formatted and ready for publication.
Separately calculate the upcoming costs. They will consist of payment on the layout of the book, the work of a designer-decorator, and the number of instances that you want to. Be careful because the small circulation of the collection at first glance seems a viable solution. The total cost will be low, but each instance of your creation will be several times more expensive edition issued in large numbers.
Consult with experts about the quality of paper, printing method and design of the collection. Offset printing on newsprint, and even in soft cover will be several times cheaper than publishing on glossy paper and hard cover with embossing. The choice is determined solely by your financial capabilities or the ability to attract sponsors.
Take the final decision regarding the technical details and give the future a collection in publishing, pre-Covenant with him. And soon will come the happy moment when you will be able to pick up the first copy of the book containing your innermost thoughts that you are willing to share with the reader.
Advice 2: How to publish a book
A collection of poems or prose can be published with different costs and efforts. The choice of a way depends on for what purpose you want to make your book, and how much circulation you need.
Make a collection of your own. Collect all the texts, edit them, check to see if there are any mistakes and typos.
Select the size of the book. If you have a standard printer, you can print it in A4 format or A5. In accordance with these parameters svarstyti page. In the first case, place the sheets vertically and the second horizontally.
Define the font size (preferably not less than 12 PT.), leave the default margins from the edge of the page and the spaces between the parts of the text. Insert the page numbers.
Print book. Make a cover out of cardboard and twist. Diagram of manual bindings you can find on the Internet. In this way it is convenient to do a few gift copies of for friends.
If you need circulation, tens or hundreds, some tasks and let the professionals. Refer to the printer and find out how much it will cost hardcover book. Separately stipulate the minimum circulation. Please specify in what format you need to impose and print the pages. Your presets will shaltout, cut it, make a cover and bind. Such books cannot be sold unless you have a license.
To release a full collection, approved for sale, use the services of the publisher. There can print the book for free or at your expense. Send your works to the email addresses of the publishers. If they deem him talented, venture – profitable, you do not pay for the circulation of the penny. Otherwise, offer cooperation at your expense.
Find out the requirements for the design of the manuscript, which will need to pass in electronic form. Provide it on disk, flash drive or via e-mail. Stipulate all the conditions of publication of the collection and sign the contract with the publisher.
Your text will be editing and proof-reading test, all significant changes will be agreed with you. If necessary, the book will provide illustrations and internally (from an employee of the publishing house) or external (by independent expert) review. During the preparation of the book for release you have the right to participate in making decisions about its design. Ready edition, the publisher implements on its own or will give in the book-selling company.
Do not expect that the collection will be published instantly. Large publishing houses make up the production plan for the year ahead so you may have to wait your turn.
Advice 3: How to send book to publisher
Literary talent many people possess. If you not only feel this gift, but also wrote a literary work, you have a chance to publish it. To do this, the generated text is necessary to properly execute and send to the email address of the publisher.
Most publishers accept texts in electronic form only, in the format *.doc that is created in Microsoft Word. Format *.doc supports the program and OpenOffice, but I can work with Microsoft Office.
The text should be properly decorated, you can read on the websites of the publishers, for authors. Basic requirements: the text should be on A4 page, typed in Times New Roman or Courier New size 12 points. Line spacing – single, hyphenation is turned off, the left alignment.
You should know that the chances of publication of your work depends largely on its genre and size. For example, to publish a collection of short stories is practically impossible – except at their own expense. It is difficult to publish poetry. But if you write detective or science fiction novel, your chances increase. Please note that the publication commonly accepted texts of 10 to 15 author's sheets. Can be issued even good texts volume 20 author's sheets, but better do not exceed the recommended volume of 15 sheets. One author's sheet is equal to 40 thousand characters with spaces according to the "Statistics"tab.
Along with the sent text in a separate file, you need to make the synopsis concise, no more than 1-2 pages, describe the plot. In the letter to which you attach the files text and synopsis, write about your offer – let the name of the novel genre, don't forget to include your name and contact details.
After sending the text, you will just have to wait. Usually the result is known in 2-3 months, sometimes you have to wait longer. In case of failure you nobody will tell, so about once every couple months to remind about yourself – interests, have you considered your text.
Is it possible to send text to several publishers? Yes, but if your text take in any publishers, be sure to write in all others in which you have sent, and ask them to remove your text from consideration, as it is already accepted for publication.