Why do scientists use journals to share their findings?
Publishing results of research projects in peer-reviewed journals enables the scientific and medical community to evaluate the findings themselves. It also provides instructions so that other researchers can repeat the experiment or build on it to verify and confirm the results.
What happens when a publisher accepts your book?
After your agent accepts the offer from the editor, then the publisher’s contracts department drafts a contract based on the terms discussed. The contracts will arrive (usually two or three copies) and you will initial every page of every copy, then sign the signature page of every copy.
Why do literary agents take so long?
The simple answer to this question (and usually the correct answer) is that literary agents are busy. Most agents spend their days working for their active clients, because they make their money after securing deals for the authors they represent.
What happens when you get a publishing deal?
It is legally binding, and it ties both you and your publisher into a deal which means they will publish your book, and in return, you will meet their deadlines and stipulations and you will receive either a) royalties and an advance or b) just royalties, no advance.