So you want to write a book.
Maybe you even have a manuscript sitting in your desk drawer that is collecting dust.
You are scared to reach out to publishers because you have heard how convoluted the publishing industry is. I have to say that I agree.
It is important to understand the species that exist in this wild word of publishing, including:
* traditional publishers
* self-publishers, and
* hybrid publishers.
These species need to be approached and treated VERY differently.
Traditional publishers are an option for less than 1% of the population, including celebrities, influencers, and anyone that has a huge platform. (I’ll argue that they are an option for anyone that doesn’t NEED a publisher. Ironic, huh?). For traditional publishers you write a book proposal and a sample chapter or two and… be prepared to wait.
For everyone else, you’ll have to turn to the often scary routes of self publishing and/or hybrid publishing. What the heck does that mean? Chapter three of my latest (a #1 New Release on Amazon book) Look Before You Leap, provides an in-depth overview of the “species in the publishing industry. You can get your free chapter (Species Guide) here.
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About the Author:
Get to know Kathryn Kemp Guylay!
Kathryn Kemp Guylay comes to the publishing industry with a background in management consulting as well as nonprofit management. She took the leap into the publishing world with her first book, Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons from the Slopes in 2015. After her first book won several awards and achieved best-seller status, she went on to write five additional best selling books in 2016 and 2017. Her books have received prestigious awards such as the Mom’s Choice award and the Parent Tested/Parent Approved seal. Kathryn has an extensive media background and has been seen on ABC, CBS, FOX, NPR and other media outlets, and hosts two of her own podcasts: Mountain Mantras: Wellness and Life Lessons and Positive on Publishing.
Finally, a screen shot of when my book about the publishing industry came out in 2017. Authors were craving more information. I want to be here for you, so please be in touch! 🙂
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