Publishing Advice from Beth Revis


If you’re traditionally publishing, then put a cliffhanger at the end of page fifty, or the end of the third chapter. That’s usually the amount of pages an agent will request to sample a book—so if you put a cliffhanger there, you’re setting up the agent to want to read more.

This works for self publishing too. Most readers will give the book about three chapters before they put it down. So put a twist in there so that the reader can’t put the book down!

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My Review:

I spent several years as a teaching assistant for a publishing industry class at my university. I wish this book had been out then, because I would have made it the class textbook. This book is perfect for demystifying the process of publishing.

Publishing is by no means a one-size-fits-all industry. This book is all about helping writers make smart choices for their book. I’m a firm believer that it’s best to know all your options when you publish a novel. This book informs you to what all those possible publishing routes are.

A perfect read for anybody who’s written a novel and is left asking “Now what?”


3 thoughts on “Publishing Advice from Beth Revis

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  2. Interesting comment about leaving a cliff-hanger at the end of the third chapter. If I think about it, in my manuscript, I have a cliff-hanger at the end of each of the first five chapters. I’m definitely interested in seeing what other little tidbits of information might be in this book.

  3. Thanks so much for the giveaway! I’ve heard so many good things about Beth’s books! When I write, I try to have a good hook as a last line of each chapter. Not a cliff hanger per say, but something interesting? A question, or a interesting line. Very interested in Dealing with Traditional Publication, Budgeting and Investing Money in Your Career, and Steps to becoming a Career Author 🙂

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