How Do I Get My Book Published?
One of the questions I’m frequently asked is along these lines:
“I’ve written a book… but how do I get it published?”
The first thing to decide is whether you want to go down the self-publishing or traditional-publishing path. People often ask me what the “best option” is, but honestly, it’s different for everyone. For me personally, when I decided to try and get published, I didn’t believe enough in my own storytelling ability, so I needed the confidence of a publisher backing me and believing in me enough to cover my own insecurities. This meant I decided on the traditional publishing path. But it must be said that I know a number of authors who have self-published to great success (and indeed, some authors who have self-published, then been offered traditional publishing contracts, and then later gone back to self-publishing because they preferred the control they had at their disposal—control that was no longer theirs when they were under contract with a traditional publisher).
… My point is, you have to figure out what is best for you before you continue onwards down your chosen path. But here’s a few thoughts to consider:
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