A great post offering advice to the author looking to publish their first book.The Dos and Don’ts of first time Publishing.
Most writers dream of seeing their name in print. Being published in a journal or E-zine was always an honor for me, but I still hungered to see my name on the cover and spine of a book. Like many of you, I craved to hold in my hands a book that I had created out of my words, out of my very soul, that was uniquely and tangibly mine.
One of the questions I wrestled with is: am I ready to put together a manuscript to self-publish or shop to publishing houses? Is the time right? A lot of factors went into making that decision. I asked myself everything from: ‘have I grown enough as a writer?’ to ‘do I have a big enough body of work to pull from?’ to ‘do I have an adequate social media presence and fan base?’ This may seem like an odd question…
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