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October 22, 2012

How to get a book published


From Writer's Digest:


In times of self-publishing, making a book available in major ebookstores takes literally a couple of minutes.

Is publishing a book that easy?

Zachary Petit, senior managing editor of Writer's Digest, prepared a fabulous (and very amusing to study) flowchart that describes all the elements of getting publishing a book.

You have to have a distance yourself to make things happen and overcome lots of problems that will appear on the way to the "Buy my book" button.

So, is publishing a book easy?

The answer is "yes" – on the condition that you really, really enjoy what you're doing.

[via Piotr Kowalczyk]


Having self-published a book earlier this year, I consider "You will have to make things happen and overcome lots of problems that will appear on the way to the 'Buy my book' button" the understatement of all time.

And I had the great good fortune to have the indomitable Diana Brewster putting every bit of wood she could muster behind my arrow.

October 22, 2012 at 10:01 PM | Permalink


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Thanks for posting! (And, for that matter, for deeming the chart fabulous.) Back to raking leaves--

Best of luck to you and your writing,


Posted by: Zac Petit | Oct 23, 2012 9:38:16 AM

Thank you for the shameless plug, my dear!

Posted by: Diana | Oct 23, 2012 9:12:20 AM

Hm. Nothing about the three thousand or so .pdf reprints and a year or so of monastic living. Wait, this isn't technical references, is it? My next one will be a thriller then...

Posted by: Scott | Oct 22, 2012 10:40:24 PM

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