My Debut Author Journey (so far!) – Part Four: What Happens When Your Book is Pitched to Publishers?
The final stage in the publishing process (for traditional publishing) is when your literary agent pitches your manuscript to publishers. It’s arguably the most nerve-wracking part of the publication journey (yep, even more than querying agents!) because it’s the final hurdle before signing a book deal.
You’ve done it. You’ve finished your manuscript, and now you’re ready to query literary agents. You know that to beat the odds (1 in 6,000 according to a Google search!), then you must stand out in the slush pile. But how do you do that when agencies receive hundreds of submissions a week?
So, you’ve written a book. What next? You might decide to self-publish or venture down the road of traditional publishing. If it’s the latter, then the first step is finding a literary agent for your book.
I’m at the early stages of my journey as a debut author with my first novel currently out on submission, so I thought I’d blog about my experiences and hopefully offer some advice for anyone looking to do it too!