Monday, December 30, 2013

I've Written a Book. How Do I Get Published?

How many times have you been asked that question? For me, it's like once a month.

I will usually spend some time talking to the person about how they should blog and use the internet for resources. Sometimes I will suggest they join an online group of writers to learn more. Sometimes, people take my advice. Sometimes they look disappointed -- as if there's a secret short cut I'm keeping from them.

I wrote about that once -- the F13 Button. (Shhh. Don't tell the uninitiated!)

But today I stumbled upon the PERFECT reference chart for someone new to the publishing world. I bookmarked it. You should bookmark it.

GO HERE TO SEE IT!

I wonder if the creator would sell laminated copies of this chart for me to hand out ...

19 comments:

  1. Lol. Excellent chart for the newbie!

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  2. That is awesome! Love that chart.

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  3. Thanks for sharing the chart, Dianne!

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  4. I've met a lot of people who think success is about luck and aren't interested in working for it. I think the explosion of mediocre or bad self-pubbed books proves it. The sad thing is, these people can point to badly-written books that became bestsellers to prove "luck" works after all...

    Have a great New Year celebration, Dianne! :-)

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  5. That's awesome. It needs to be emailed to everyone whose blog description has "writer" in it.

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  6. Love this, Diane! I'll have to keep it mind.

    Happy New Year!

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  7. That chart is awesome. And so accurate. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. What a terrific chart. Funny AND helpful. Happy New Year, Dianne!

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  9. Thanks Dianne .. as you've noted great chart - always so useful to have the flow chart set out!

    Happy 2014 - Hilary

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  10. LOL! That's perfect.

    Happy New Year, Dianne! May 2014 be good to you and yours. :)

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  11. That's awesome. I love how pretty much everything goes back to write a new book. So true.

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  12. The arrows directing you back up are very accurate... Try, try and try again!

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  13. I get questions all the time about how to make a full-time income off just writing. People are always disappointed that the "secret" is working hard and specializing in a two or three areas. Everyone wants a shortcut and writers like Stephenie Meyer don't help with the perception that such a backdoor exists.

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  14. I'm a big chart-maker, so I enjoyed seeing this one. Happy New Year!

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  15. I was just hoping you'd give me a short-cut...:) I'm finally catching up on blogs - your 8th-Day cover looks awesome! Happy new year!

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  16. I was just hoping you'd give me a short-cut :) Finally catching up on blogs...love your eighth-day cover! Happy New YEar!

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  17. The F13 button- that's a clever way of putting it. Since I'm not a published author, I don't get many questions about how to get published. But the one thing that rubs me the wrong way at times is when I'm asked, "Why aren't you published yet?"

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