From the Brain of Rachel Hills:
You ask, I answer: So you want to get a book deal?
While I’ve flitted around the edges of the publishing industry for three or four years now, I have never had a book deal myself – perhaps misguidedly waiting for the right Big Idea, publisher and deal. (Better no book to your name than a half-baked mediocre one, I reason. Some would call this reputation management, others would call it procrastination.)
I am however fortunate to know a lot of people who have published books, from whom (along with the aforementioned flitting) I have garnered some opinions about the process. In this post, I am indebted to their superior, experience-based knowledge.
So, what should would-be authors know about the publishing game?