I recently bought this book. (If you’re interested you can also subscribe to Christina Katz’s blog…) I haven’t read very far into the book, but I’m hoping it will disclose more than the obvious “You have to start networking: facebook, twitter, blogging, conventions, school readings…”
It does have a lot of good reviews on amazon.com and it seems well-structured and informative. It looks like it would be very useful for authors thinking of self-publishing, too. I’ll post an update when I finish it. The book also states something in the first chapters which I recently read here:
According to writer Joseph Epstein, “81 percent of Americans feel that they have a book in them — and should write it.” That’s approximately 200 million people who aspire to authorship.
That would be a lot of competition. Good thing only a percentage of those people actually sit down and write their story. I wonder what would happen to the publishing industry if suddenly another 100 million new people would submit their manuscripts… I suppose the slush piles would become slush Himalayas…