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How to Publish Your Book in 11 Easy Steps

So little over a year ago I finished writing a book. And I figured, no problem, all I have to do now is get someone to buy it. Books. Like the one I wrote. Well, it's a little more complicated than that. But I've since streamlined the process and offer you my knowledge, free of charge.* 1. Query some agents. I used Query Tracker , and it was fantastically easy to search through and for tracking my numerous rejection letters. 2. Lose some hope. Not all of it, but a good chunk. 3. Re-double your efforts. This time be a bit more strategic. Ransack your connections for anyone who might know an agent. Find agents who like the kind of thing that you do. Enjoy more rejection letters. 4. I can't stress this enough. You really have to enjoy the rejection letters. My goal was to get up to 100 rejections, at which point I'd say screw it and self-publish the damn thing. 5. Realize that even if an agent liked it, they'd still have to find a publisher that liked it