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The Business of Publishing

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Once you complete the "beta" process, you now know a lot more about publishing. The down side: it's a major commitment of your time, in fact a new career. The upside, if you've already been planning or writing a sequel, or other books in the same category, then you have much better control over your career with your own publishing operation. This is your second major decision point. Don't do it half-heartedly.

But if you're serious, then start immediately making your own lists— compare rates, look for recommendations. Look into these additional resources:

Just as a reminder, the illustrators and editors listed here are independent contractors; they are not employed by Beta Books. If you like the work of any individual, throw some business their way; build a relationship.

Beta Books is an imprint of Bandanna Books

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