Updated: Sep 21
In one of the author groups I belong to on Facebook, an admin recently shared these articles. If your goal is having your book traditionally published, I highly recommend reading these articles first. To put it mildly, it's a tough time for traditional publishing right now.
This article was written in April (five months ago).
This is a recent update to the previous article.
And here's the New York Times article referenced extensively in the second article.
Overall, the picture seems pretty grim for traditional publishing. This isn't to say that you should give up on it if that's your dream! It's just that I know how it is when pursuing a dream turns out to be much harder than you thought, and I don't want you to be blindsided.
If you'd like to brainstorm or bounce ideas off me for how to get your book out there amid all this mess, click here to book a time for us to talk about it.
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