5 WAYS TO GET
YOUR MANUSCRIPT
THROWN IN THE BIN
AUTHORS!
This is a message
to you.
We know you’ve worked
really, really hard on your
book.
And it is probably
one of the best books
ever written.
So why, oh why, after all
the effort, do you fall
at the final hurdle?
We read hundreds
of manuscripts
each year.
And we want
to read yours
too!
But, we’re sorry.
We refuse.
We’re not going to.
Actually, we will. But
not if you do
these 5 things…
#1
USE A
NON-STANDARD
FONT
Stick to Times New Roman
or Cambria.
Stick to Times New Roman
or Cambria.
They are easy to read!
Stick to Times New Roman
or Cambria.
They are easy to read!
Note
Please do us a favour:
make your font size 12pt.
#2
ADD AN UGLY
WATERMARK
Instead, just add a
copyright message to the
footer of each page.
Instead, just add a
copyright message to the
footer of each page.
Like this!
© Copyright 2014 Pantera Press.
#3
NEGLECT TO
EDIT
Show your publisher that
you care!
Show your publisher that
you care!
Allocate time for editing.
#4
DON’T FOLLOW
INSTRUCTIONS
All publishers have
instructions for
manuscript submissions.
All publishers have
instructions for
manuscript submissions.
Make sure you follow them!
#5
BE A
JERK!
Try being polite and
friendly.
Try being polite and
friendly.
Even if you get rejected.
Try being polite and
friendly.
Even Especially if you get
rejected.
Try being polite and
friendly.
Even Especially if you get
rejected.
Don’t ruin your future
chances!
Pantera Press is an Australian book
publisher with big differences.
SAY HELLO…
www.panterapress.com.au
twitter.com/Pantera...
Image Credits
Megaphone image by Garry Knight via Flickr.
Man sleeping image by Svein Halvor Halvorsen via Flickr.
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5 Ways To Get Your Book Manuscript Rejected

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We receive hundreds of manuscripts each year and we do our best to read every single one. But sometimes, authors make it hard for us (and for themselves). If you're an Australian author and you want to get your first book published, give yourself the very best chance you can! Increase the chances of your manuscript being accepted by avoiding these 5 common pitfalls.

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5 Ways To Get Your Book Manuscript Rejected

  1. 1. 5 WAYS TO GET YOUR MANUSCRIPT THROWN IN THE BIN
  2. 2. AUTHORS! This is a message to you.
  3. 3. We know you’ve worked really, really hard on your book.
  4. 4. And it is probably one of the best books ever written.
  5. 5. So why, oh why, after all the effort, do you fall at the final hurdle?
  6. 6. We read hundreds of manuscripts each year.
  7. 7. And we want to read yours too!
  8. 8. But, we’re sorry. We refuse. We’re not going to.
  9. 9. Actually, we will. But not if you do these 5 things…
  10. 10. #1 USE A NON-STANDARD FONT
  11. 11. Stick to Times New Roman or Cambria.
  12. 12. Stick to Times New Roman or Cambria. They are easy to read!
  13. 13. Stick to Times New Roman or Cambria. They are easy to read! Note Please do us a favour: make your font size 12pt.
  14. 14. #2 ADD AN UGLY WATERMARK
  15. 15. Instead, just add a copyright message to the footer of each page.
  16. 16. Instead, just add a copyright message to the footer of each page. Like this! © Copyright 2014 Pantera Press.
  17. 17. #3 NEGLECT TO EDIT
  18. 18. Show your publisher that you care!
  19. 19. Show your publisher that you care! Allocate time for editing.
  20. 20. #4 DON’T FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS
  21. 21. All publishers have instructions for manuscript submissions.
  22. 22. All publishers have instructions for manuscript submissions. Make sure you follow them!
  23. 23. #5 BE A JERK!
  24. 24. Try being polite and friendly.
  25. 25. Try being polite and friendly. Even if you get rejected.
  26. 26. Try being polite and friendly. Even Especially if you get rejected.
  27. 27. Try being polite and friendly. Even Especially if you get rejected. Don’t ruin your future chances!
  28. 28. Pantera Press is an Australian book publisher with big differences. SAY HELLO… www.panterapress.com.au twitter.com/PanteraPress facebook.com/PanteraPress
  29. 29. Image Credits Megaphone image by Garry Knight via Flickr. Man sleeping image by Svein Halvor Halvorsen via Flickr. Trophy image by ArtsieAspie via Flickr. Hurdle image by Joe Duty via Flickr. Cardboard boxes image by Minnesota Historical Society via Flickr. Finger pointing image by a2gemma via Flickr. Padlock image by Mike via Flickr. Matches image by Martin Fisch via Flickr. All images used according to the relevant Creative Commons attribution license.

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