Starting a series and thought we’d reach out to some of those who have been there. Chapter 1 – Gary Unger.
How did the writing a book process work for you?
The process for me was a bit odd. First off I decided that I did not want to write at length, and only wanted a sarcastic book that was short and to the point. While my book has few lines per page, it took six months to edit.
A good editor will take the time to pull your idea out on page and protect you from you. When the book was almost done being edited I started looking for publishers. Finding a publisher takes more space than what I’m given here, but suffice it to say, it takes longer than you’d think.
How I found a publisher is a bit different than most. But one of the things I did was had an actual prototype of my book made up. I designed the cover, its size, hard cover, laid out the pages etc and sent it to Lulu.com who made a single copy for me. I used that copy as motivation as well as a sales piece. You’d be surprised how elated you feel by actually seeing your book in a final form. Not just a manuscript.
What I’d do differently next time is to find an agent.