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Tip #6 from my series, 10 Fabulous Reasons to Self-Publish Your Book
Hands up if you have been in the following cycle: do some marketing, get busy, stop marketing, sales slump. Market, busy, stop, slump. Read More
I have a confession to make.
In the three years since I published “Sticky Content”, I have sold fewer than 10 copies.
YET I earn a 6-FIGURE income from my book each year.
So, if it is not from book sales, where does the money come from? Read More
In days of yore, a publisher paid you an advance. And they paid for publishing costs such as editing, design, marketing and distribution. Times change.
Sending your finished manuscript to a publisher increases your chance of a rejection slip.
That’s right. The last thing publishers want is your full manuscript to read.
How do I know? Because publishers tell you what they want these days. Which leads me to my final tip in my series of 10 Tips to Win a Publishing Deal (find the other tips here). It is this:
#10 Follow the publisher’s pitch guidelines
Back in my journalism days, I got regular phone calls from folks pitching story ideas (bless them). There was only one kind of pitch I would NOT listen to. It went like this:
“I saw your story last week on [blank]. I have a great story about [blank]. Would you be interested?”
So, here is my answer, which is also my penultimate tip in my series about how to win a publishing deal.