Registering Your Manuscripts For Copyright Jun 23, 2005 20:11:39 GMT -6
Post by Joxcenia on Jun 23, 2005 20:11:39 GMT -6
I have registered a children's manuscript on 'how to survive a fire' for a copyright with The Library of Congress, and today I got this letter in the mail:
Dorrance Publishing Co. Inc.
[Their address & phone/fax numbers]
October 28, 2004
[My name & address]
Dear Ms. [My last name]:
One of our researchers has discovered your manuscript registration with the Library of Congress and has forwarded your name to me as a possible candidate for publication with our company.
As an author, you are probably aware of (and perhaps have experienced) some of the problems of trying to get your work published by a commercial publisher. Just having your manuscript read by most commercial publishers is difficult and usually involves long delays.
Dorrance Publishing Company, Inc. provides a practical alternative for consideration by authors of book length fiction and nonfiction manuscripts, collections of poetry, collections of short stories, children's books, etc., who wish to see their works in print.
The Dorrance name has been associated with a tradition of quality subsidy publishing since 1920. I would welcome the opportunity to discuss our services with you and to review your manuscript to determine whether it meets our requirements for publication, and if so, if we can be of help. You may submit your completed, typewritten manuscript to me for a no-fee, no obligation review.
Also, I will be happy to send you a complimentary copy of our 32-page brochure, Author's Guide to Subsidy Publishing. The brochure outlines our publishing programs, including the manner in which we mechanically edit, design, produce, and promote our books. To the best of our knowledge, we are the only subsidy publisher to offer our authors the opportunity for simultaneous publication in bookstore quality traditional format, and also in an on-line electronic format.
When and if you do send your manuscript to me, we will review it and respond directly to you within 30 days. Your completed manuscript may also be sent to me on disk or as an e-mail attachment at <snip>@dorrancepublishing.com in ONE, CONTINUOUS FILE. If you choose to submit your manuscript in either of these formats, please save it in a common word processing program such as Microsoft Word for Windows or WordPerfect. If your completed, typewritten manuscript is less than 50 pages, you may fax it to my attention at 1-412-***-****.
You're invited to call me, toll-free, at 1-800-***-**** between 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Monday through Friday. When writing or sending a manuscript, please address all correspondence to Tony Piccuillo and include your name, address, and phone number.
By all means, call and/or send a copy of your completed manuscript as soon as possible to reserve a place on our busy review schedule. I look forward to hearing from you.
Anthony B. Piccuillo
Senior Author Relations Representative