Hello once again to all of you faithful followers of our little but mighty podcast! This week finds us delving into the chaos that happens when your book is ready to go to a publisher. If you joined us last week, you know that we discussed literary agents and what they can do for you. Now, let’s take the process one step further. The editor now has your manuscript in their hands. Now What?
We’ll discuss what those editors are looking for in your work to see if it’s worth their time. That may sound a little callous, but it’s true. There are literally thousands of book pitches made every day and most of them won’t make the cut. (We’re still proud of you for getting this far, though). If an editor likes your book, then what? We’ll talk about what happens next. As a continuation of our secret agent theme from previous weeks, we’ll even divulge some secret lingo that the publishers use when discussing monatery amounts concerning a book.
If you think all of this is going to happen quickly, please reconsider your expectations. This is a very long and drawn-out process. You’re going to have wait for results, so use that time wisely and continue to join us on Method and Muse.
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