Want to traditionally publish? Here are 8 things you need to know.

Although I have chosen to indie publish my novels, I thought these were excellent tips for those who are thinking of publishing traditionally.
For those who are undecided which route to publication to take, these tips might help in the decision making.
What do you think of Alyssa Hubbard’s list?
Does it help you decide?
Do you think it’s helpful?

Words, Words, Words

  1. Don’t post your work online.
    I made this mistake, and I see many others make this mistake. If you want to send your work out to agents and traditional publishers, don’t post it online! It is considered previously published if you do so, and this includes on your own blog, etc. Granted, every publisher and agent has its own opinion as to what “previously published” actually means, but I find it best to avoid posting it all together. Want critiques? It is best to go through private channels (i.e. email, beta groups with a private setting, etc.). Better yet, just pass around physical copies to people you know.
    But of course, as my dear friend Ann pointed out in the comment section, you can remedy this a bit. You can edit. Edit it to the point where there is little connecting the two pieces, thus, you have created something new…

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  1. Katie Cross
    Jun 27, 2014 @ 10:45:58

    If it’s good tips for one, I think it’s safe to say that they are good tips for the other! Thanks for sharing, Christine!

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