Things people say to us ALL THE TIME:
“Isn’t traditional publishing dead?”
“It’s impossible for first-time authors to get a book deal.”
“Why bother? It will never happen to me.”
Have you said these things to yourself? Well, stop it. Yes, writing is hard and publishing is competitive. But the truth is this: books are acquired every day from first-time authors. Why not you?
To inspire you, here is a sampling of recent author success stories across all genres: fiction, nonfiction, memoir. What do they have in common? Each of these writers was a Business of Books client (toot! toot!), wrote a killer proposal, and found a home at a traditional publishing house. Want to be next? REGISTER NOW for our May class at UW: Publishing Your Book in Today’s Marketplace. Give us four Thursday evenings–just four!–and you’ll learn the ins and outs of publishing, plus have a completed draft of an on-point proposal to sell your book. Get it out there, people!
Karen Gaudette Brewer‘s Seafood Lover’s Pacific Northwest features the best eats and can’t-miss festivals for your next road trip, along with cooking inspiration and personal stories of the interesting characters in the seafood industry.
Mike Curato is living the dream. After signing a three-book deal (!) with Macmillan for his cupcake-loving elephant, he’s receiving tons of accolades for Little Elliot, Big City and getting ready to launch the sequel, Little Elliot, Big Family.
Seattle-based writer and performer Joe Guppy’s electrifying and wryly comic memoir, My Flourescent God, details a period of paranoid psychosis–including time spent in a Seattle mental ward and his subsequent struggle toward sanity.
New York graphic designer John Clifford saw the need in the marketplace for a book he wanted himself: a compendium of visionaries in the field of modern graphic design. The result is the beautiful Graphic Icons.