12 Steps to Getting Your Book Published

Awesome advice from an author, editor, and literary agent.

Miriam Diaz-Gilbert
11 min readNov 8, 2019


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Writing and Selling Your Words

According to Statista, in 2018 there were 45,200 working writers and authors in the US. Only 21 percent of full-time published writers earned a hundred percent of their income from their book sales.

Some writers are first time writers. Others are published authors.

Writing and selling your words and publishers paying for them is a business.

Whether you’re a new writer or a seasoned writer, it’s always a good idea to keep current and learn about the publishing world and the business of writing.

Many of us devour everything we read about how to write, be a better writer, get published, and turn our words and work into money.

Attending writing workshops and conferences is another way to learn more. Attending a free talk hosted by a local writers’ group is even better.

In this piece, I share 12 steps to getting published that I learned from an expert in the writing and publishing industry during a talk hosted by the writers’ group I belong to.

Awesome Advice from A Literary Agent



Miriam Diaz-Gilbert

My debut memoir Come What May, I Want to Run: A Memoir of the Saving Grace of Ultrarunning in Overwhelming Times is published. Website: miriamdiazgilbert.com