During my years in the publishing industry, I’ve often been asked the same question: Do I need a college degree to publish a book? The answer is simple: No! There are many cases of excellent books that were written by people who didn’t have a college degree: how many times have you heard the success story of a school-aged kid publishing a book? Likewise, highly educated individuals with advanced degrees in writing often never publish a book. That is because traditional publishing is difficult. It has nothing to do with how educated you are and more to do with what books are selling and what books editors and agents are willing to promote.
But don’t let that news discourage. In today’s world, traditional publishing is not the only option. You don’t have to sit around waiting for someone to finally buy your manuscript. You can choose to self-publish and see your book in print within a few months. Don’t worry: as the self-publishing industry continues to grow, the authors are becoming more and more respected. If you believe in your book, don’t wait for someone else’s approval; share it with the world.
|ABOUT WENDY STETINA: Wendy Stetina is a sales and marketing professional with over 30 years experience in the printing and publishing industry. Wendy works as the Director of Author Services for Outskirts Press. The Author Services Department is composed of knowledgeable customer service reps and publishing consultants; and together, they all focus on educating authors on the self-publishing process in order to help them publish the book of their dreams. Whether you are a professional looking to take your career to the next level with platform-driven non-fiction, or a novelist seeking fame, fortune, and/or personal fulfillment, Wendy Stetina can put you on the right path.|