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Nerves about submitting manusciprt to publishers

I’ve been working on a book about my experience of depression for almost two years. I sent it in to someone whom I met randomly that has edited a memoir before. She believes in my book but attending the cape town book fair caused my confidence to take a knock.

Attending the bookfair was really great in terms of networking and getting an understanding of the South African market. However, that understanding also ovewhelmed me, but I achieved the purpose I set out to achieve in terms of learning.

So the next step is to finalise the comments that the editor gave to me and start sending out the manuscript to the publishers to see whether they think it is something that is publishable.

It was a bit disheartening some of what I was told when I spoke to people at the bookfair. In fact I think I may have lost momentum afterwards. One of the publishers told me that books are not published unless they have been written by someone famous or someone that has been published successfully before….that is not me at all, ha ha.

Despite that frightening piece of information I have devided to go ahead with submitting this mauscript to various publishers. I had such serious nerves that I even struggled to write an authors bio.

Well lets see what happens. I’ll keep you posted.


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