FIVE TIPS TO BREAKING IN WITH A PUBLISHER – TIP #2 - THE KNOWLEDGE

Last week’s tip focused on the fine line between originality and following a successful formula and how to blend the two. You have to show them a good idea that’s both proven and all your own. It doesn’t get any easier from there! Along with THE IDEA, you also have to show them THE KNOWLEDGE. As one publisher told me, really anybody can come up with a good idea. It’s what you do with that idea that will make or break you as an author. And many of these writers, sadly, don’t know where to go once they develop their idea. Unfortunately, in an ultra-competitive field like book publishing, there is little to no sympathy for these lost writers. The impetus is on them to not only create, but also

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