Recently, I posted an interview here concerning the process of acquisitions as it pertained to a small publisher. Kisa Whipkey, managing editor at REUTS shared their process here: http://wp.me/p35Mk4-gn. I will be interviewing their cover artist and owner soon, so be sure not to miss that! It’s been wonderful and enlightening, to say the least.
One thing that hasn’t been discussed yet is this: As the author, what comes next?
Imagine this scenario (many of you won’t have to dig too deeply because you have lived this!): You’ve been in the query trenches for a really long time, and finally your beauty of a submission gets picked up by a publisher. I’m sure there is a lot of excitement. But when all the confetti finally lands on the floor, what was your next step? As the author, I’m sure contracts needed to be signed, more edits needed to be made, etc. until eventually your book baby found its way to the public.
Here is where you come in. I’d love to hear your stories! Once accepted by a publisher, whichever publisher it was, what were/are your next steps? Were there any obstacles during this phase? Everybody’s path to publication is different, and hearing these stories is not only interesting, but very inspiring.
So bring it on, authors! Share your literary success stories with my readers! The comment section is ready and waiting to hear from you.
Thanks a million!