How a self-pubbed author nabbed a six-figure deal

One self-pubbed author nabbed a six-figure deal with a traditional publisher, but it’s probably not anything others can replicate.

- Are you the managing editor of American Cheerleader or another magazine that appeals to the same audience you’re writing for?

- Have you already written six unpublished novels?

- Are you active on YouTube?

- Do you have a blog?

- Are you active on Facebook?

- Have you made a trailer for your book?

- Have you gotten Publishers Weekly to run several articles about you:

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-authors/article/49745-ya-author-with-huge-wattpad-fan-base-tries-self-publishing.html

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/industry-news/industry-deals/article/50213-swamped-by-offers-self-pubbed-ya-author-gets-agent-and-more.html

http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/50659-s-s-acquires-self-pubbed-life-s-a-witch-in-three-book-deal.html

Well, then you might be out of luck.



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Actually, only two of the seven things on that list are difficult; only two of the seven haven't been done by thousands of others. But boy, that #1 and #7 are the real stumpers, aren't they?