Perpetual WIPs: Traditionally Published Authors

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PerpetualWIPsTradPublishedAuthorsClick on the question to see the answers provided by the wonderful traditionally published authors who contributed!

What kind of house were you published by, and can you tell us briefly how your deal came about?

How many books do you have published, and how many do you have in the pipeline? Are your forthcoming books going to be published by the same imprint?

What do you do to get the word out about you and your book in the time between announcement and publication, and what have you found to be the most successful?

What’s the most surprising thing you’ve learned about the process while going through it?

Do you read reviews of your books? How do you handle the bad ones?

How did your cover come about, and did it live up to your expectations? Have you gone through title changes?

What’s it like, getting editorial letters and copy edits? About how many times do you revise your books in the time between that first letter and publication, and how drastically?

What sorts of publicity events/appearances/signings have you done since getting published, and how do these come about?

If you have a literary agent, how does he/she factor in to your publication experiences? If not, how did you handle your submissions/contract?

Are you a full-time author, and how did you make the decision to be or not to be one?

Other than the obvious buying, reading, reviewing, and recommending, what are the best things a fan can do to help you and your books out?

What’s been the coolest part for you about getting published?

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