So as quickly as I put the first 10 chapters of my book up on Harper Collin’s Authonomy website, I’ve yanked it down again.
As a writer I’m in the all-to-familiar limbo of ‘undiscovered’ and I’m looking for avenues to generate interest about my work. The market is literally awash with thousands of unpublished writers looking for the same thing – access to publishers – and publishing houses couldn’t hope to do justice to all their submissions. Only now do I begin to understand the scale of the problem of getting your work out there and why many publishers will only take manuscripts from publicists and talent scouts who do the heavy lifting for them.
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