FAQ - PUBLISHERS

BASIC - WE AND PUBLISHERS' DESK

1 - How much does it cost for publishers to join PUBLISHERS' DESK?

Absolutely nothing. It is a free service to all publishers.

2 - If we have not received an invitation or a previous contact from PUBLISHERS' DESK, can we still register?

Absolutely. Just click on the "Publisher" sphere and then on "Register New Publisher" on the main screen and provide the required information. Then PUBLISHERS' DESK will contact you to validate your login access.

3 - Will all of our data be displayed to visitors and authors at PUBLISHERS' DESK?

No, just the company's editorial line, which is the information usually disclosed by the publishers. However, you may also decide at any time to replace this data with a public notice. If you prefer, you also have the choice of not disclosing any information.

4 - When we access an author's work during searches, will they be informed of our activities?

They are only informed about the number of times their works were viewed. Publishers normally prefer to remain anonymous during their searches, and PUBLISHERS' DESK ensures them this convenience.

OUR EDITORIAL LINE

5 - How can we configure our editorial line to refine our searches at PUBLISHERS' DESK?

This is a procedure that is part of the publisher's registration process. Each of the 15 fiction genres and 186 non-fiction genres can be selected individually or in groups, in order to expedite the process.

6 - Can we redefine our editorial line?

Yes. All settings that define your searches for works can be changed freely at any time.

FINDING QUALITY WORKS AT PUBLISHERS' DESK

7 - How do searches work at PUBLISHERS' DESK?

They are agile and easy to do. Just check the genres defined in your editorial profile, set some additional parameters and, in seconds, pronto! You will have everything that conforms to your definitions. It may be tens, hundreds or thousands of manuscripts, depending on your search restrictions.

8 - How often should publishers search for new works?

Whenever they wish. Every day many new works are being posted at PUBLISHERS' DESK. The more frequent searches are made, the better the chances of getting that perfect book.

9 - How can we refine our searches at PUBLISHERS' DESK?
There are 6 ways to refine your search criteria:
- Genres defined in your editorial line 
- Language of the works searched (a specific language or all)
- Keywords
- Author already published
- Works already represented by literary agents
- Works that have received the Gold Star Award

The Gold Star does not actually restrict viewing the works. If selected, it will give priority to books that have earned this qualification, while the others will be presented afterwards.
10 - When we find interesting manuscripts, are they only available in digital format?
No, you can receive them as you wish. By clicking on the work's icon, you will instantly receive a copy in digital format for your evaluation. If you prefer a printed text, just press the button to contact the author and ask them to send a hard copy. With PUBLISHERS' DESK, you only see manuscripts that interest you and only receive, printed, those previously approved.
11 - Can we set it so that proposals for non-fiction books will also be displayed in a search?

Certainly. Simply set in your parameters that proposals are also acceptable. Not only will they appear in the search, you will receive automatic e-mail alerts of all the new proposals that match your editorial line.

12 - Can we see short works displayed as well in a search result?

Yes, just specify that you want them included in search results. However, the arrival of new works, though it may suit your interests, is not reported in automatic e-mail alerts. This restriction is due to the large amount of short works received every day.

13 - In what order are the works displayed in a search result?

This you decide. It can be chronological, with the most recent works first, in alphabetical order, or by page count.

14 - How are the works displayed in the search result?

Whether it is a book, a proposal, or a short work, each work submitted is visually identified with a specific icon that already includes its basic data: genre and number of pages. The number of pages is included merely as a reference, since it can change significantly when reformatted by a third party. When passing the mouse over the genre, it will appear in full. The help icons display the cover letter, the synopsis, the author's résumé and other specific references. By clicking on the main icon, the publisher receives a digital copy of the work. In the case of a proposal, a complete description of the work is displayed. For more details, click on the "Publisher" sphere and then on the second info box on the right.

15 - Can we see the works of a specific author?

Yes, you just have to use the author's name or pseudonym as a keyword in your search.

16 - When we access an author's work during searches, will they be informed of our activities?

They are only informed about the number of times their works were viewed. Publishers normally prefer to remain anonymous during their searches, and PUBLISHERS' DESK ensures them this convenience.

17 - If we wish, can we directly contact an author?

Absolutely, this can be done easily. The most convenient way is to click on the contact icon (the A icon) that appears with each work in the search results.

WORKS SUGGESTIONS

18 - In what forms can we receive recomendations of works?

A publisher may receive recommendations in two different ways:
1) The portal itself will automatically send alert messages, if they have allowed this contact. T
he recommendations received will be aligned with the genres published.
2) Literary agents may also recommend works to a publisher, if they use the internal message system.

19 - What are the e-mail alerts?

E-mail alerts are messages that PUBLISHERS' DESK sends to the publishers to inform them of new works that fit their editorial line. The publisher is thus immediately informed of each new work that may be of interest. For this, please mark on your registration that you agree to receive e-mail alerts.

SELECTING WORKS FOR LATER EVALUATION

20 - What is the Choice List?

The Choice List is a collection of works that the publisher marked while viewing the results of a search. The list will show the works that the publisher found interesting in order to facilitate a more detailed analysis later, as well as the works already contacted.

NETWORKING WITH THE WORLD LITERARY MARKET

21 - What is the NETWORKING tab?
Inside your profile you will find the NETWORKING tab, where you can contact any publisher or literary agent registered at PUBLISHERS' DESK.
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