Sunday, August 14, 2011

100 Sites for Fiction Writers: #41 - How to Publish a Book

This is an ongoing series looking at websites that can be of help to fiction writers with their craft and career.

How to Publish a Book

How to Publish a Book, How to Get a Literary AgentMany beginning fiction writers do not know how to get started making writing their career. They can put pen to paper, of course, or sit for hours typing at a keyboard, but learning about publishing is often no easy task. They might work in short stories for a while, or poetry, but usually the final goal is to have a book published, a novel.

The world of book publishing can appear daunting, at first. So how does a beginner learn the ropes? Easy. Check out the site How to Publish a Book.

This site covers the basics on How to Get Published, but it goes beyond that, also covering how to Self Publish. Here you can also find contact information and links to the major Book Publishers, as well as information on New Literary Agents.

You can even make a little money through this site, as Submissions are accepted for interviews with professionals in the book publishing industry. How much money? Does $50 per interview article sound good to you? If you would like to see some of the interviews already published, check out the site's Blog.

If you are interested in the background of this site, How to Publish a Book got its start as a group in the Raleigh, North Carolina, area. The group met every so often, focusing upon writing and including interviews and meetings with literary agents, writers, editors, etc. Eventually the group had as many as 300 members and expanded into other, regional groups within the state.

Who headed up the expansion and is in charge of the site? Stacey Cochran. If you don't know that name, you will. Not only is he an author himself, but he also teaches writing at North Carolina State University and is the host of an author's interview television program known as The Artist's Craft.

Perhaps you would like to start your own writing group with interviews and such. If so, you might want to contact Stacey Cochran for advice.

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