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Quiz score card

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b) 3
c) 2
Learn to refine your ideas and tease out the good from the bad.

Fair enough. But never plagiarise!

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b) 2
c) 1


Is getting published really for you? Or do you just need to find a writing partner?

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b) 3
c) 2
Yes, full marks for creativity, but you’ll have to order your thoughts and plan your contents first.

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b) 2
c) 3

Publishers like busy people, but they like calendar-aware people, too.

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b) 2
c) 1


Then find someone to proof read your work for you. If you want to be a published author, you’re going to have to show any publisher you have the makings of one!

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b) 2
c) 1
Publishers adore self promoters. The more you can do to build a platform for yourself and your work the better.
Publishers look for people who have passion, too.
Yes, publishers have their own marketing and publicity departments, but they’ll find it so much easier if you’re working to the same ends, too.

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Working with a publisher is about pooling ideas and creating the best team for the job. As well as developing the skill of writing to communicate your own ideas, you’ll need to polish your listening skills and learn from the experience of others.
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b) 1
c) 2

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b) 3
c) 1



17-24 points: You’re likely to have a lot of the qualities that many publishers are looking for. But that doesn’t mean your get-published journey will be easy. There’s a lot of hard work to do. Read carefully all my hints and tips on this website and sign up for my newsletter. Good luck!

9-16 points: You’ve got a good idea of what it takes to get non-fiction published, but also realise that there’s lots more you can do to help yourself. Have a look at Resources I know will help you.

1-8 points: All is not lost! The truth is, every publisher is looking for a paragon author, but in real life, is unlikely to find many. Just be aware that you can do a lot to make yourself look like a successful author, even though you’re not one – yet! Finding people to help you on your get-published journey, will put you in a better position to get published.