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Stacey Cochran

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How to Get Published
« on: September 02, 2014, 05:03:53 pm »
Having interviewed hundreds of traditionally published authors over the past decade, I have seen two essential pathways to publication with a traditional publisher.

1) You find a literary agent who wants to represent your work, and that literary agent sells your book to an editor and a publishing house.

2) You self-publish your book and it sells enough copies (10,000+) that it interests an editor or gives evidence to a literary agent to use in selling a subsequent book to an editor.

What other pathways have you heard of that led to a book deal? What are the specific steps a writer takes to make a traditional publisher want to contract with an author?
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