Authors

If you have written a book or have a proposal for a book and would like Magic Flute Publishing Ltd.to consider publishing your book please read on.

Publishing Today

The good news is that people are still reading books, and in greater numbers. Thousands of new books get printed every day and millions each year. There is also a very large number of writers beavering away to meet this demand. As is the way of the world, a few writers capture the attention of many, while the majority are hardly noticed. Large publishing houses have built up their resources and expertise over many years and consequently command a large share of the market. They publish books that will make a lot of money and are rarely interested in new talent. They no longer read manuscripts or deal directly with authors and depend upon agents for doing that work for them.

Fair enough!

The march of technology has made book production easier. the term desk top publishing,on invented 30 years ago, is now an everyday reality, and the process of transforming a manuscript from your computer disk to an actual book is remarkably easy, and labour free.. You can print as many or as few books as are needed. That is liberating, because the costs of printing are no longer prohibitive.

The undeniably makes it possible for small, specialist publishers – people like us – to enter the game. Similar things are happening in music, art and filmaking. This give the author  some options.

The preference of most of us is to go for gold, to be snapped up by a big publisher, who will work to get the book sold in thousands and will organise films and tv rights