Flowchart: How Do I Publish a Book?

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One of the questions we get asked the most at Writer’s Digest: How do I publish a book?

Well, we decided to finally answer it in this flowchart from our November/December 2012 issue, which is on newsstands now.

Hope you get a kick out of it. Happy Friday.

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Zachary Petit is an award-winning journalist, and the senior managing editor of Writer’s Digest magazine.

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