Last week in novel-writing class, I gave my students THE PUBLISHING PACKET, a spiral bound goldmine of information. The students are getting their manuscripts ready to share with their Beta Groups, and so it seemed like a good time to prepare them for the task of sharing their words with others. Chelsea Jackman humorously reports on what she learned. Also: don’t worry. Some of these concepts WILL be covered in later weeks.
List of things you’ll need:
The patience of Job
What to do:
Prepare a manuscript
Write your jacket copy
Write your cover letter
Wait, wait, and wait some more
“I’ve written this book, and I want people to read it. How can I publish it?”
First, let me just say that ebook self-publishing is not a sin.
My mother has published two ebooks and is working on more. That’s awesome. If you’d like to see her developing children’s series, click here: The Adventures of Whippy the Whale. You’ll also get to see some of my art … I’m her illustrator. *grin*
But, if you’re following and reading a blog by Cathy Day, I’m assuming you’re more interested in having a lovely clean, neat, perfectly typeset printed book in a pretty, shiny dust jacket, published by Random House or…
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