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I know that many new authors would prefer to land a publishing deal than self-publish.
So, I’ve been writing a series for you about how to outplay the publishers and win the deal you are looking for.
Tip #5: Have a message that appeals to millions of people.
I’ve been writing a series about how to win publishing deals, which is very nice of me because I’m a big advocate of self-publishing. But if you really want a publisher, I’m providing some tips on how to win them over. There are 10 tips and you can see the full list here, and then check out tips 1#, #2, and #3 in more detail.
Which means we are up to tip #4. Be a beautiful writer.
Publishers love controversy. Otherwise, why would Andrew Bolt, conservative columnist, get column space? Certainly not on the quality of his arguments.
If you have pitched your book to multiple publishers, and received only rejections, does it mean there is something wrong with your book? Of course not. Think J.K. Rowling and the 500 million Harry Potter book sales, which the 12 publishers who rejected her are weeping about today.
The whole world is talking about the season of peace and joy; what better time to consider the idea of writing for revenge? (Well, probably any other time.)?
You slaved over your book, spending your most precious commodity: your time. Then you paid for coaching, editing, design and printing. You have put so much into writing your book, and getting it into the world, that giving it away might seem foolish.