Getting a Publishing Deal is like Winning the X Factor.

Tips on how you can get one.

Caroline Mitchell
SYNERGY

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Let me make no bones about it, getting a publication deal is difficult.

But I said difficult, not impossible. I love that little gap between difficult and impossible. I’ve spent most of my career squeezing into that thin gap, holding my breath, and hoping for the best.

Unless you’re a TV presenter, celebrity chef, footballer, actor, TV judge, comedian, vicar…well, any kind of celebrity really, then rejection is inevitable when it comes to publishing your first book. There are so many overnight success stories about ordinary people getting amazing book deals but if you delve deep into their stories you will find that they had their fair share of rejections too. I’m glad I self-published my first non-fiction book because it taught me so much about the publishing industry and how everything works behind the scenes. I don’t consider that the start of my writing career, but it provided a great foundation for what was to come.

Never give up on something you can’t go a day without thinking of.

-Winston Churchill.

My first fictional novel was called ‘Don’t Turn Around.’ The original title was ‘Deadly Suspect,’ and I was considering saving…

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Caroline Mitchell
SYNERGY

NYT, USA Today, Washington Post and international #1 bestselling thriller author with 2M books sold. Ex-police. Writing course provider. www.carolinemitchell.co