edHelper.com
The Road to Publication



The Road to Publication
Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 6 to 8
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.2

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    believability, book-signings, double-space, double-spaces, e-zines, header, manuscript-the, self-publish, showing, unlikable, unoriginal, favorable, thrifty, romance, unpublished, storyline


Print The Road to Publication
     Print The Road to Publication  (font options, pick words for additional puzzles, and more)


Quickly Print
     Quickly print reading comprehension


Proofreading Activity
     Print a proofreading activity


Feedback on The Road to Publication
     Leave your feedback on The Road to Publication  (use this link if you found an error in the story)



The Road to Publication
By Brenda B. Covert
  

1     Vocabulary: manuscript, agent, editor, publishing house, publication, literary, summary, format, royalties, byline, storyline, clichés
 
2     Stroll through the bookstore. Inhale that new book smell. Feast your eyes on the colorful buffet of tomes waiting to be read by hungry eyes. Listen to the rustle of pages as browsers leaf through manuals and novels, searching for information or adventure. Imagine the authors counting their cash. How did they do it? By following some basic rules and adding a little flair. Let's travel down the road to publication and see where it takes us.
 
3     Someone dreams of being a published author, of touring the country doing book-signings and radio interviews, of appearing on Live with Regis and Kelly or Oprah, and of becoming rich and famous. That's a nice dream, but it will never become more than that if that person doesn't first write the book!
 
4     If the literary world has never heard of an author, it wants proof that he or she has writing talent. That proof could be a resumé of work that has been published in newspapers, magazines, and/or e-zines. For those just starting out, the list may be small to nonexistent. Better still would be the summary and outline of a completed manuscript–the unpublished story that the author wants to sell.
 
5     The format of the manuscript, the summary, the outline, and any letters written must follow certain guidelines. By sticking to some fairly standard matters of physical format, the author increases his or her chances of making a favorable impression. Guidelines that authors are expected to know and follow are as follows:

Paragraphs 6 to 12:
For the complete story with questions: click here for printable



Weekly Reading Books

          Create Weekly Reading Books

Prepare for an entire week at once!


More Lessons
             Writing - Writing Prompts, Lessons, Activities, Poetry, and Daily Story Starters


More Activities, Lesson Plans, and Worksheets


Back to School
Graphic Organizers
Alphabet Worksheets
Sight Words
Math Worksheets
Mazes
50 States

Monthly Themes
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Fractions
Place Value
Time and Calendar
Money
Earth Day
Solar System
Analogies
Nouns
Following Directions
Listening
Capitalization
Cursive Writing
Patterns and Sequencing
Dinosaurs
All About Me

Kindergarten
First Grade
Second Grade
Third Grade
Fourth Grade
Fifth Grade
Sixth Grade

Multiplication
Division
Main Idea
Cause and Effect
Measurement
Decimals
Rounding
Order of Operations
Verbs
Community Helpers
Adjectives
Plants
Grammar
Addition and Subtraction
Contractions
Bulletin Board Ideas
Word Searches
Crossword Puzzles
Printable Puzzles

Reading Comprehension
Reading Skills
English Language Arts





Copyright © 2011 edHelper