To assist you in the search for the right publisher for your work, we recommend "Jeff Herman's Guide to Book Publishers, Editors and Literary Agents: Who They Are, What They Want, How to Win Them Over" or "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Getting Published, 5E" as two of the many guides to the ins and outs of the publishing business. Both titles are available in most libraries and bookstores, including Barnes & Noble. The annual, "The Writer's Market", is also stocked by most bookstores and libraries and it includes brief snapshots of many publishing companies and agents. The current edition of "Literary Market Place", published by Bookmart Press, and found in most libraries is another valuable resource. It is a comprehensive list of agents, printers, publishers, and other suppliers to the publishing industry.
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