It’s now, at the level of Rising Star, that real institutional help kicks in. Which makes sense: the publisher finally knows it might actually make money selling the book, so they put more of their own money and time behind the book. Read More
the Rising Star Board will not consider the book—end of path.
These are the same question large buyers—bookstores and book clubs—ask when considering a book.
That deadline was in seven days: A week to submit a complete marketing analysis and plan.
This was completely unexpected.
We will not move the project until we hear from you in order to make sure we have the correct version.
Next edit is the final stop before the reading that will either recommend the book to the Editorial Board for acceptance into the Special Recognitions program with an Editor’s Choice designation—or not.
But not in the way Developmental Editor suggested. Nor in a way anyone could have imagined.
ended by suggesting a ‘book doctor’.
I was burned out on it. I had several other ideas I wanted to move on to.
this forces a gut check: a clear eyed evaluation of the writer’s true commitment and the book’s realistic possibilities of selling enough copies to, at least, break even.