I Contacted a Publisher

I was listening to a podcast by Michael Hyatt called This Is Your Life Podcast. The topic was My Best Advice for First-Time Authors. (This subject was covered in two parts #21 and #22) Michael used to be a CEO at Thomas Nelson Publishing. He helped start WestBow Press, a division of Thomas NelsonĀ & Zondervan. WestBow specialize in assisting the self-publishing author get their book ready for publication: designing, editing, marketing, etc.

The next day, I visited their site and filled out a form requesting more information. A representative called me and we chatted for a few minutes. I told him how I learned about the company, explained that I wasn’t quite ready to publish yet and was exploring my options. He was friendly and asked questions that I hadn’t considered. Before hanging up, he told me he would contact me again in a few weeks to see how my book is progressing.

I’m excited about the step I took. It makes the book more of a possibility and less of a dream.

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