Traditional publishing secrets and tips that can help indie authors with Alyssa Matesic

I’m so excited to have our guest with us today, Alyssa Matesic. She is a traditional publishing insider, having worked at major publishers and a top literary agency.

Once a book is acquired by a publisher, what are the phases the book will go through in order to be published?

How long does the editing process take? (Or how long should it take?)

Who is on the team for each book? Editors, marketing, PR? What skills should a self-publishing author look to learn or hire out for their books?

What do publishers actually do for a book post-publication in terms of ongoing marketing and backlist maintenance?

What is something you have seen traditional publishers do that indie authors often overlook or skip?

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