Friday, April 6, 2012
Fabulous Friday: A Formula for Finding a Future Home for your Manuscript (A to Z Blogging Challenge)
The following facts are compliments of Bret Nicholaus of Hachette Book Group
and Joe Durepos, who held a publishing session at our local library. The were so thorough and innovative with their 'road to publication' hints, that I just had to share it with you today.
Here it is (comments in parenthesis are mine):
A great positioning (is it what the public wants? The publishing house?)
Great writing (practice, critique, practice)
A great title (like a hook, this can help...publisher might change it)
Great promotion (start now to build your platform)
Great timing (coincide with news, historic events, celebrations, etc)
Unrelenting persistence (this is obvious!) =
YOUR BEST CHANCE FOR PUBLISHING SUCCESS!
Joe and Bret shared a few links in their handout:
http://www.bookmarket.com/. Marketing your book
http://www.booksjustbooks.com/. Self publishing info
http://www.amazon.com/Booklife-Strategies-Survival-Century-Writer/dp/1892391902. Platform building
http://www.amazon.com/Writing-Well-30th-Anniversary-Edition/dp/0060891548 The craft of writing
What is your FORMULA for success?