Friday, December 21, 2012

Feature and Follow Friday (20)

Feature and Follow Friday is hosted by Parajunkee and Alison Can Read! :)

Q: What have you learned from book blogging that you didn't know before about the publishing industry?

A: I didn't realize until I started following authors that it took so long for a book to get published or to even get yourself signed into a publishing house. I understand now how insanely hard authors work but sometimes they don't always get rewarded for their efforts.

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  1. I know! It must be so stressful for writers. Thank goodness I just read their books. Gotta love the writers for keeping on trying, though!

  2. Hey Great F&F! New Follower.

    I was reading on Kim Harrison's blog and it said that from writing to publishing, it can take like 2 years!! That's crazy!

    My Feature & Follow

  3. I know it is crazy how long it takes to get a book out and on the shelves. Never mind the writing process. Old follower PageGirlsPageofBookReviews

  4. Yeah, I never really knew the depth of the process either! It's crazy knowing it now!

    Here's my Follow Friday

    Have a GREAT weekend!

    Old Follower :)

  5. Yeah, I think how hard it is to get published was something I never thought about before blogging. New GFC follower:)

  6. Oh yeah, I agree! And I wish that more people realized how much work it can be. Perhaps they would appreciate books more.


  7. Authors do work hard, but we appreciate their effort immensely, right? :)

    New GFC follower. :)

    Here's my FF

  8. Have a great week-end.

  9. That's a great answer! I think people assume that writing is exceptionally easy!

    Here's mine:

    New follower via GFC ^_^

    Merry Christmas!!

    sinn @ sinnful books

  10. It sure is difficult to get a work published! New follower. :)

  11. As an aspiring author myself, I know how hard it is. There is a long road ahead of me. I'm considering self-publishing because there are certain aspects (like the cover design) that I want complete control over. That's another thing. I've heard authors who are published by big publishing houses have very little say in the cover design. My debut novel, Twisted Time, is kinda my baby. I want everything the way I want it. lol.

    My answer to the question was ARC's. I had no idea before I started book blogging what an Advanced Reader Copy was. Very great promotional tool :) Happy reading!

    Megan @ Megz Madd Readz and Writing One Word a Time

    (oh, old follower, btw)