We started the Business of Books because we want to get writers to think like publishers. We want you to constantly remember that publishing is a business. As personal and dear to your heart as your idea may be, it is still a product that has to be sold. So you need to think about to whom you’re pitching. It’s not just about getting the right agent or editor to love your concept. In reality, a whole team weighs in before acquiring your book—and your pitch needs to speak to everyone and answer the questions they might have. Use our handy chart to see who you have to win over before you book can hit the stands and hands of readers.
We can help! We offer a Publishing Toolkit that will help you develop an on-point proposal that will address the questions of everyone weighing in during the acquisitions process.