It’s Your Loss, Mr. Traditional Publishing House by Julie Weinberg
It only took me about ten years to write my masterpiece. It made my best friend laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time. Wasn’t that proof positive that it would be a best seller if it got published? Little did I know that getting it published by a traditional publisher was far, FAR more difficult than writing it. In it’s most simple form, here’s my journey to becoming a published author:
Step one: Find an agent. Send letters to hundreds of agents. Plaster office walls with form rejection letters. Take a deep breath and try another tactic.
Step two: Find a traditional publisher on my own. Send letters to hundreds of publishers. Re-plaster office walls with a second coat of rejection letters. Take two deep breaths and go to a conference on how to get a book published.
Step three: Give up dream of having validation from Random House. Learn about self-publishing. Rejoice in the exponential growth of self-publishing and the death of the “vanity publishing” stigma. Begin learning about self-promotion, social media, blogging, tweeting, Facebook posting. Develop a website, design a book cover, hire an editor and research self-publishers. Take three deep breaths and open wine.
Step four: Just go for it. Hire the editor, pay the publishing house and publish the book. Rejoice over a glass of wine at how remarkable the published book looks, feels, and reads. No one would know you published it yourself, unless you brag about not only being a writer but a publisher as well.
Julie Weinberg’s debut novel, I Wish There Were Baby Factories, details her five-year quest through infertility, genetic testing, failed adoption and more. While tattling about the behind the scenes antics of the Maryland General Assembly, she tells the tale of how a hopeful young woman juggled a high powered career with her desire to start a family. To learn more and order your own copy, please visit: http://julieweinbergbooks.com Like Julie on Facebook and follow her on Twitter @JulieWeinberg1.
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