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Dianne Salerni : Writer of Teen and Middle Grade Fiction | I’ve Written a Book. How Do I Get Published?

I’ve Written a Book. How Do I Get Published?

How many times have you been asked that question? For me, it’s like once a month.

I will usually spend some time talking to the person about how they should blog and use the internet for resources. Sometimes I will suggest they join an online group of writers to learn more. Sometimes, people take my advice. Sometimes they look disappointed — as if there’s a secret short cut I’m keeping from them.

I wrote about that once — the F13 Button. (Shhh. Don’t tell the uninitiated!)

But today I stumbled upon the PERFECT reference chart for someone new to the publishing world. I bookmarked it. You should bookmark it.


I wonder if the creator would sell laminated copies of this chart for me to hand out …

19 Responses to I’ve Written a Book. How Do I Get Published?

  1. Tiana Smith says:

    Lol. Excellent chart for the newbie!

  2. Kimberly says:

    That is awesome! Love that chart.

  3. Thanks for sharing the chart, Dianne!

  4. Lexa Cain says:

    I’ve met a lot of people who think success is about luck and aren’t interested in working for it. I think the explosion of mediocre or bad self-pubbed books proves it. The sad thing is, these people can point to badly-written books that became bestsellers to prove “luck” works after all…

    Have a great New Year celebration, Dianne! 🙂

  5. J E Oneil says:

    That’s awesome. It needs to be emailed to everyone whose blog description has “writer” in it.

  6. Love this, Diane! I’ll have to keep it mind.

    Happy New Year!

  7. Dawn Brazil says:

    That chart is awesome. And so accurate. Thanks for sharing.

  8. What a terrific chart. Funny AND helpful. Happy New Year, Dianne!

  9. Thanks Dianne .. as you’ve noted great chart – always so useful to have the flow chart set out!

    Happy 2014 – Hilary

  10. Linda G. says:

    LOL! That’s perfect.

    Happy New Year, Dianne! May 2014 be good to you and yours. 🙂

  11. Angela Brown says:

    LOL!! That’s too perfect 🙂

  12. Tonja says:

    That’s awesome. I love how pretty much everything goes back to write a new book. So true.

  13. The arrows directing you back up are very accurate… Try, try and try again!

  14. Steven says:

    I get questions all the time about how to make a full-time income off just writing. People are always disappointed that the “secret” is working hard and specializing in a two or three areas. Everyone wants a shortcut and writers like Stephenie Meyer don’t help with the perception that such a backdoor exists.

  15. Susan Oloier says:

    I’m a big chart-maker, so I enjoyed seeing this one. Happy New Year!

  16. I was just hoping you’d give me a short-cut…:) I’m finally catching up on blogs – your 8th-Day cover looks awesome! Happy new year!

  17. I was just hoping you’d give me a short-cut 🙂 Finally catching up on blogs…love your eighth-day cover! Happy New YEar!

  18. Cynthia says:

    The F13 button- that’s a clever way of putting it. Since I’m not a published author, I don’t get many questions about how to get published. But the one thing that rubs me the wrong way at times is when I’m asked, “Why aren’t you published yet?”