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The Complete Idiot's Guide® To Book Proposals & Query Letters by Coleen O'Shea, Marilyn Allen

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Chapter 19
While You Are Waiting to Hear
In This Chapter
• Understanding a typical publishing timeline
• Why you should continue to work while you are waiting
• Continuing to build your platform
You’ve found a great agent. You’ve written and polished your book proposal. You’ve written and rewritten your sample chapters or, in the case of a novel, perhaps you’ve completed the entire book. You’ve sent off your proposal to the appropriate agents and/or acquiring editors. Your work is done. Or is it?
Maybe not. That’s because the publishing process takes time. This is a business that requires patience at all steps of the process, and that means waiting. This can be aggravating if you think you’re the next Martha Stewart or John Grisham, or ...

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