How can I get a best selling book(s) published?
April 28, 2012 1:13 PM Subscribe
Please bear with my premise. I have conceived & rough-edited an original series of art books that I am certain will become extremely popular. They are unique but mainstream; smart but immediate, they have universal appeal, and their content is hard to copy.
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I have a website where the original art project is displayed. It receives about 100 visitors daily. I also got many hundreds of emails from readers who write in glowing terms that this is the cutest, most original, heart-warming, wonderful (etc.) project they have ever seen.
I love developing this project so much that I would like to quit my day job & dedicate myself full time to it, so I want it to become a commercial success.
I know that with a bit of promotion the website can be seen & appreciated by many. But I have no contacts in the ‘industry’ and never thought that this is the direction I’m going to end up in. So I’m not sure how to get it to the right people, who can take what I’ve done & make it available to the wider public.
Should I wait until a savvy editor discovers the website? Shall I send solicitations to book publishers? Shall I look for an agent to represent me? What are the best ways of finding the right person or agency? What is the best angle to use? Should I try the self-publishing route? I could really use some guidance here, from folks who’ve done something like this successfully, or who are in the business & know how it works.
Thank you in advance for your help. I set up a throwaway account at firstname.lastname@example.org , if you prefer to write privately.