Tips for Publishing Success

Many authors believe that the key to becoming a successful author is “writing a book” or “getting lucky enough to find an agent/publisher/contract offer.” Although there are undeniably elements of luck involved in publishing–perhaps more accurately explained as “being in the right place, with the right manuscript, at the proper time”–there are also some important things authors can do to increase their chances of being on the spot when the lightning strikes. First and foremost: KNOW THE PUBLISHING INDUSTRY. Publishing is an art, but it’s also a business, and savvy business people learn about the way the industry works–regardless of whether they’re

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