Re: November 2013
posted at 11/7/2013 9:17 AM EST
Actually, KAR, what you would have needed to do in the old days is to get an agent, write a proposal/prospectus including a sample chapter and let her shop it around to publishers.
However, in this age, you have another choice, which is self-publishing. That's what the 50 shades woman did...and then because the book sold so well without a publisher, it got picked up by one and the rest is history.
I actually wrote one, formatted it, and self-published it for my family's use. We all enjoy using it and I am working on a second edition. I wrote it myself and used Lulu to print it. I have not put it on Amazon because I don't want to bother. My niece did one also - she used a service that formats it all for you. If you are interested, you can look into this stuff via the internet.
However, Kar, what would be even more natural for you, I think, is a blog. There are lots of blog services out there, and you can include advertisements and make $$ from that. From there, people go on to publishing books, etc - like the Pioneer Woman who now has her own Food Network shor. Think about it. If you are interested I can tell you a few other blogs that you can look at.
In response to toytrumpet's comment:
You would need to get a publisher after you have put together something. They do the promotion work, setting up displays and speaking engagements at bookstores, etc. Research and see which publishers specialize in the growing and preserving of your own produce - country living sort of thing. Stop thinking about it and just write even a few lines each time you "put up" something. That's why I suggested keeping a notebook and pen on the kitchen counter. Later, you can go back and put entries in some kind of order, filled in with chit chat the same as you post here.