so, you wanna get a book published?

Once in a blue moon or so, I’ll write about writing. I’ll offer brilliant tips for writing a book, getting it published, and making millions of dollars while you sit pretty and sip margaritas on the beach in Cancun for the rest of your days as your best-seller sells itself.

Or something like that.

No, seriously. In the past, I’ve written about things like how to tell if you’re writer material, and how to balance motherhood and writing, and getting a book published, and “your writing questions answerered” Part 1 and Part 2.

My first four books were traditionally published (meaning, a real live publishing house paid me to write them), and my next two were self-published e-books. I wrote about my self-publishing experience in two posts: Self-Publishing: Profitable or Pointless? and Self-Pub or Agent? Tough Call or No-Brainer?

Pretty much every other day of my life or so, I get questions from people wanting to publish a book. The good news? It’s getting easier and easier to do, thanks to the big wide world of e-books and self-publishing. The bad news? It still takes a ton of work, and you need to know your stuff.

The REALLY good news? My friend and super-agent, Rachelle Gardner, just published Volume 1 of a series of 4 e-books that will help you realize your publishing dreams. The first e-book, How Do I Decide? Self-Publishing vs. Traditional Publishing, is available as of this week.

howdoidecideThis girl knows her stuff and is well-known and highly-respected in the publishing world. And you can’t beat $3.99 for some stinking good advice that will help you get published.

Buy it, read it, and then if you’d like some help getting a book proposal ready to send to an agent or you decide you’d like to self-publish, I might be able to help. I’m working on a project right now for a guy who wants to get a book published but needs help with editing and getting it into the right hands. In the near future, if time allows, I may be able to offer those kinds of services to others (like you!). It won’t be free, but hopefully it will be an investment that’s well worth it for you.

If you’ve been dreaming of getting a book published but feel paralyzed by fear (of inadequacy, lack of knowledge, rejection), TAKE THAT FIRST STEP and BUY THIS E-BOOK.

And have a wonderful day!

Questions? Leave a comment, and I’ll do my best to answer in a somewhat timely manner.

6 thoughts on “so, you wanna get a book published?

  1. Jennifer

    Thank you for this post, friend! I’m in the process of sending out query letters… and waiting. And waiting. And waiting. 🙂 Your book recommendation came at the PERFECT time — look forward to reading it!

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  3. Maurice Overholt

    Hi Marla,

    I found your site through Gardner’s promo group and I really enjoyed cruising through your pages. Very nice design, and I love your tone of voice.

    Great to (virtually) meet you.

    Maurice

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