How the Quality of Material Affects a Book’s Success

Author and editor Elaine Ash says doors open for authors not because of connections or promotions, but because of good material that is exciting for readers. If the first paragraph of your manuscript has a fresh voice and draws people in, you are off to a good start. Publishers, agents, and others in the industry will offer to assist with the development of a great story. Books undergo plenty of edits and readings, but all that development is worth it if it results in a product that people want...
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