Hey writing friends! I just have to share some good news.
I got a contract for another book and I’m so excited.
I’ll be working again with Bold Vision Books, who published my last book titled Word by Word: An Editor Guides Writers in the Self-editing Process (you can read more about that book here).
This will be a revised and expanded version of that book–probably incorporating much of what is in the current book but then bringing in everything that a writer should be doing in the process of preparing for publication. After all, the actual writing of the manuscript is only part of the process.
So I began an outline. See what you think. What am I missing?
- Seeking an agent
- Seeking a publisher
- Building (or enhancing) your social media presence
- Self-editing your manuscript (that part I have)
- Going to writers’ conference and what to expect
- Writing the book proposal
- Writing the one sheet
- Perfecting your pitch
- Preparing for book promotion
- Being confident in your work
- Handling rejection
- Handling acceptance
- Understanding contracts and rights
As I have attended and taught at many writers’ conferences, I have begun to realize how much knowledge of the industry I take for granted and how much most people simply don’t know. A one-stop basic book for writers just putting their toes into the publishing waters will offer them understanding and confidence as they move through the process of trying to get published.
There is a lot to unpack here. If you have thoughts about something newbie writers should know but don’t — in other words, topics I should address in the book — please comment below or write to me. I would love to hear from you.
Help me make this happen!
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I’m sure I have some thoughts on this, but I’m working fast to get out of the office this evening. I’ll get back to you soon …
Yay! I look forward to hearing from you, Ben.
Linda, that is great! Congratulations!
Thank! We’ll get together soon and talk about it!
How fast can you churn this one out? As you know, I’ll buy multiple copies for future authors and re-writes. Great news!
Deadline is next spring — not sure of pub date. Will keep you posted. Thanks!