It is the old story of David and Goliath - only this time Goliath is standing on top of a 40-storey New York building. Sadly for a first-time author the pavement is the closest they're ever going to get to ever meeting an executive of big six book publishing conglomerates.
Want proof? Go to any of their websites. Random House, Penguin Putnam, HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster all say 'Sorry we do not accept unsolicited submissions, proposals or manuscripts of any kind'.
That's fine if you're already in the door or you're the latest winner of Donald Trump's 'Apprentice'. But where does it leave everyone else?
Dale Beaumont, creator of http://www.getpublishedsecrets.com/, is one such author that proves there is hope. After months and months of struggling with the big end of town he decided to go down the path of self-publishing.
"It just got to the point where I realised that if I was ever going to get my book published I was going to have to do it myself", says Dale Beaumont.
Two years after making that decision Dale Beaumont is the author of fifteen published books which have collectively sold 250,000 copies. Not a bad effort considering he funded the entire process himself.
What's more, Dale Beaumont believes that he can now teach any first time author to duplicate his book publishing success any where in the world through a new program available at http://www.GetPublishedSecrets.com He bases his new program on the knowledge that he learnt from his experiences and journey as a self publisher as well as the expertise from world renowned book publishing experts from all over the world such as Dan Poynter and Mark Victor Hansen.
"Since releasing my books I've had literally hundreds of calls from writers, totally frustrated after years of rejection from big book publishers. So I interviewed every book publishing expert I could find and put together http://www.GetPublishedSecrets.com," say Dale Beaumont.
"The program teaches aspiring authors how to get through the back door of any book publisher or how to do-it-your and self publish like I have" he explains.
The program starts from the real basics, from actually writing your manuscript to editing, proofreading, choosing between book publishers or self publishing, distribution, marketing and other strategies to become not just an author but a best-selling, successful author.
Dale delves into unique strategies such as the internet and re-purposing that he has used to achieve great levels of success and openly shares how people all over the world can duplicate the implementation of these strategies.
"Thank you Dale for providing such in-depth information on how to get your book published. Some very important things I learnt were the ideas about producing a series, the pros and cons of publishing and self publishing, giving bonuses in your book and getting bookmarks done at the same time as printing. It has to be the most informative program I've been to. You gave us your all" says John Bates, one of Dale's publishing students.
So if you every dreamt of becoming a published author, you can download a free information kit containing a publishing CD and guide at http://www.getpublishedsecrets.com/