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Write on, Wednesday: Questions to Ask and Editor/Publisher

By Leslie Lindsay So, you got yourself a book deal?  Now what?!  Here are some Q&A’s from Kelly Bale, assistant editor at Sourcebooks in Naperville, IL to consider (see last week’s post on submitting your work to a publisher). How involved will you be in my editorial process?  Seems like a no-brainer, but in fact you do have to ask this question.  If you are simply assigned a copy editor (to look for grammatical mistakes) and then a typesetter (to make it all pretty on the page/aesthetics) then your editor is not doing her job.  Also, Editors who have been with a company for awhile are less likely to abandon or “orphan” your work.  Thus, they see it through to the end.  Your editor is  your voice through within the publisher’s walls and if she leaves…well then…. How involved will you be in my overall carerr direction (especially if this first book is a flop)? Is this a a one-book deal, or is there a future to build?  Few authors start “at the top,” What will your editor/publisher do …