Your Path to Publication will help you on the long and sometimes bewildering journey from writer to published author. Kim Wright shares insights from her own successful publishing journey, from getting your manuscript in the best possible shape while building social networks, to finding the right agent and negotiating the complex process of selling your book, to working with your editor and publisher. Since today's writers are expected to participate in marketing their work, she also outlines the many ways writers can reach readers and help their books find the broadest possible audience. Self-publishing is discussed, along with the advantages and pitfalls of working with a small press or a larger publishing house. But what really sets Your Path to Publication apart from most writing guides is that Wright explores the emotional part of the journey, and how self-doubt, disappointment, and envy can strike at any point in the process, while also offering sympathetic but sound council on how writers can persevere in the face of these inevitable challenges.