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Publishers are forced to reject thousands of manuscripts monthly.
There are only a few books they can conveniently publish per year. For this reason they are forced to reject many manuscripts especially those of new authors.
An inside staff of one of the BIG 6 publishers in the USA once revealed that . . . they throw away at least 30,000 unsolicited manuscripts every single month many times mostly without even looking at them!
Many book publishing companies around the world maintain a strict "no unsolicited submissions" policy and will only accept submissions via a literary agent. This shifts the burden of assessing and developing writers out of the publishing company and onto the literary agents. At these companies, unsolicited manuscripts are thrown out. . .
If you send your manuscript right to a publishing house, it goes in the 'slush pile'–basically a big pile of unsolicited manuscripts that an assistant editor goes through in his or her spare time. Almost nothing gets published from the slush pile–and some editors will throw away unsolicited manuscripts since as a policy they don't always accept them.
Of course some of them say they want you to send in a query first through a literary agent. But of course that’s a nice way of saying . . .
“Yeah, we do not want to have you sending a big package containing your manuscript to us. We will not publish you and do not want your papers taking up the limited space we have in our offices!”
That’s incredible. I tremble to think how many our Nigerian publishers are throwing away. It must also be in the thousands per month.
However, truth be told, publishing companies are smart business people. They prefer to sit back and just publish books from already popular authors .
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