Who’s on first! What’s on Second! I don’t know is on third.
Perhaps the best written and remembered comedic skit of all time, performed by the greats Bud Abbot and Lou Costello, this is a great description to the confusion, misinformation and outright fraud that is now part and parcel of the newly democratized world of publishing.
Now that you've joined the 80% of Americans who think they have a book in them, you had better learn the game before you get up to bat!
Continuing with the baseball metaphor: Self-Publishing and the internet certainly opened the gate for you to get onto the field, but the tenfold increase in published books has also helped the crooks, so the publishing game just got bigger—not easier!
Antoinette Kuritz: Book Developer, Publicist, Media Coach, Author and Publishing Expert is up-to-her-keyboard in the art, craft and business of writing. Former educator and bookseller, Antoinette turned her love of words into a multi-media enterprise, taking writers from inspiration to publication; and representing authors from new to New York Times Bestsellers.
Antoinette inspired Chicken Soup mogul Mark Victor Hanson and launched the national career of psychic medium John Edward. She has also worked with Carl Reiner, Betty White, Deepak Chopra and her favorite, Dr. Benjamin Spock. Her insights appear on radio, TV and in numerous articles nationwide.
In 2001 Antoinette founded the LaJolla Writers Conference. Each November in San Diego, the conference provides an inexpensive, informative and intimate gathering of established authors, agents and editors, guiding writers of all levels to success.
Visit www.LaJollaWritersConference.com to register.