How to Get a Book Published
      In 10 not-so-easy steps  

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What do you know about it?
How can I be sure this will work?
Won't great writing sell itself?

Practically everyone in publishing has had the experience of participating in a panel or workshop and — regardless of how remote the topic — hearing this first question from the audience:“So, do I need an agent?” We might conclude from this that many aspiring writers need to work on their listening skills, but it’s equally an indication of how strongly many people crave guidance on getting a book published.

So I’m going to tell you how to do it. (I'll be talking about traditional book publishing, not self-publishing or print on demand, which I will address later in a separate document.) What I have to say won’t be the spiel you usually hear, and you might not like what I have to say. But it’s my best advice based on many years in book publishing. Here it is, 10 not-so-simple steps to publication:

step 1: read



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the 10-step plan:

1. Read
2. Examine your values
3. Learn about publishing
4. Research
5. Write
6. Rewrite
7. More research
8. Query
9. Submit
10. Persevere

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