It takes new writers years of trolling blogs and websites to feel they've begun to master a knowledge of the publishing industry.
After more than four decades in publishing, and years in the entertainment industry, Ken Atchity calls himself a 'story merchant'. With How to Publish Your Novel: A Complete Guide to Making the Right Publisher Say Yes, he gives new writers an easy way to get a grasp on how the publishing industry works.
In twelve chapters, he and fellow authors Andrea Mckeown, Julie Mooney, and Margaret O'Connor share the basics of publishing, how to get a novel published, and how to build a writing career.
Topics covered are:
*creating an effective submission package
*pinpointing the best publishers for your writing
*identifying your ideal agents
*avoiding new writer mistakes
*an eight-step system to get your novel published
*how to promote your novel
The book concludes with an extensive list of definitions for publishing industry terms, and a long resource list of books, websites and periodicals for writers.
Where do you feel you fall on the spectrum? Just starting to learn, or a seasoned veteran? How long did it take, and what resources helped you acquire the knowledge you have?