'How do I get published?'
This is a question often asked by aspiring writers.
Perhaps not surprisingly, 'Publish my book' and 'How do I get my novel published?' are two of the most popular phrases typed into search engines by writers. The problem is, using search terms like this can lead you straight to self-publishers (sometimes known as 'vanity publishers'). While there's nothing wrong with self-publishing, it's important that you know the difference between this and mainstream publishing.
To help, I've written a blog devoted to explaining how to get mainstream published. Mainstream publishing means that your novel or non-fiction work will be published by a company who offer editorial advice, then print and market your book without you spending a penny. Find the blog here:
Rather than write a whole new blog on self-publishing, I've linked to two articles by my lovely colleagues, Jericho Writers. These will tell you everything you need to know, should you decide to go down the self-publishing route: