How to succeed in publishing*

Hey folks, here’s a great viewpoint on publishing by a favourite writer of mine, A. Lee Martinez. If you haven’t read his books, check him out.

Books can make money?

Write. Edit. Publish. Repeat.

Everything else is superstitious bullshit. Some of it is peddled by con artists. Much of it is by genuine believers. The source doesn’t matter. Their intentions don’t matter. The truth is that we’re all just guessing. Nobody likes guessing. Nobody likes feeling out-of-control. And rejection of that is where superstitions come from.

It’s hard being an artist. When you’re starting out, it can feel overwhelming and confusing and impossible. Whether you go the traditional publishing route or the self-publishing road or something in-between, there’s no end to the uncertainties.

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