Prep Your ArticleMost submission sites allow HTML coding, so spend the time to code your article before you start your submissions. Other sites post warnings that copying and pasting directly from Word will cause the article to be improperly formatted. Be sure you have a text version (created in Notepad) available. A few select sites require you to code the carriage returns into your article. Again, having a text file with HTML tags ready and waiting makes the submission process flow smoothly.
Know the RulesHere are some simple Do’s and Don’ts to help increase your success as a self-publisher.
1.Always read the submission criteria before submitting your article. 2.Format your article to 60-65 characters/line when submitting to announcement lists or by email. 3.Use proper English, spelling, grammar, punctuation, capitalization and sentence structure. 4.Make time to manually submit articles. Most automated article submission services are frowned upon in the publishing industry.
Remember: You don’t have to go it alone. If you’re overwhelmed by the writing or submission process, hire help.
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