This is an excerpt from a letter I wrote to a young man interested in doing books.
These words by Beatrice Warde capture how it feels to walk into a publisher’s office. “This is a printing office crossroads of civilization refuge of all the arts against the ravages of time…friend you stand on sacred ground.”
There are thousands of publishers, research the ones you like, their names are in the books you read, talk to other authors.
After one is close to finishing a book, one moves from the ‘what’ to the ‘whom’. It is time to meet people. To find an audience that appreciates what you do. Invest their time and money into enjoying the book. Without the people there is no what, the book. You meet incredible people on the journey and if enough people buy the book you get to do another book.
Get a big box, and anything that comes across your way in helping you finish the book, put it into this box, videos, articles etc.
And have fun on the journey.