At a Big 5 publisher, over sixty people help bring a book into the world. For academic, small press, and self-publishers, the hands may be fewer but the volume of work remains the same. Book publishing expert Brandi Larsen demystifies the publishing process and shares how a book is made and what you can do to get in the pipeline—from manuscript to bestseller to perennial backlist and beyond.
Brandi Larsen is a writer, speaker, and coach who connects creative people to each other. She hosts The Finishers’ Club retreats for women to finish their creative projects, creates writing group matchmaking events, and shares how the book publishing process works. Her publishing expertise helped create New York Times bestsellers, her journalism received Emmy nominations, and her chutzpah propelled her to persist in spite of the impossible.