What will work for you? This week we bring you a great resource on the many paths to getting a book published, highlighting both traditional and alternative approaches. Courtesy of blogger Jane Friedman, this infographic, updated for 2016, outlines key information on the expanding choices writers have for getting published, including the still evolving self-publishing route.

As Friedman points out, a number of factors should be considered when exploring today’s array of traditional, alternative, and hybrid publishing models, including:

  • Long-term career goals
  • Unique qualities of the work
  • Level of experience as an author
  • Personality and entrepreneurial spirit

You can download a copy of the full chart The Key Book Publishing Paths: 2016 from Friedman’s website—and while you’re there, check out her other popular posts on the business of writing and getting published!

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Posted by: Margot Knorr Mancini

A thought leader in the publishing industry, Margot Knorr Mancini has helped numerous publishers redefine their missions to become nimble content generators with the ability to repurpose content easily and efficiently. As Founder & CEO of Technology for Publishing, her analytical mind allows her to remain a step ahead of the industry, recognizing early trends and developing pivotal best practices.