#DearPublisher Part One

As many of you may know, yesterday the Twittersphere exploded with a new hashtag #DearPublisher that was brought to us by @JennIRL and @HarperPerennial. It all started innocently with @HarperPerennial suggesting that the hashtag be started so that publishers could hear what readers, writers, bloggers and other publishers have to say. I am not sure that anyone realized that is was going to take over and ruin everyone's productivity. 

Here are a few examples of what people had to say:

The conversation went on all day and continues even now. I noticed that a lot of the questions had to do with how publishing works and what the process is. For example, if you don't know the process that goes into a translation, then you may not understand why more are not done. Over the next few posts, I would like to change some of that and walk you through what goes in to making a book.

To start us off, you can view our previous posts with tips for submitting a manuscript and a look at what we look at during the acquisitions process. Next week we will learn more about what happens once your book is acquired and what the editorial process is like. If you have any specific questions you would like us to answer next week, leave them in the comments section.