For those with questions on how publishing works I recommend checking out http://www.ian-irvine.com/
where you will find ‘THE TRUTH ABOUT PUBLISHING’ and his slightly tongue-in-cheek ‘GUIDE TO SUCCESS.’ These were written with Australian authors in mind but the advice, facts and opinions he offers are universal. This is information I wish I’d had before rather than after my first book was published. And Ian still practices what he preaches, even with multiple titles in print. We have the same agent and at the annual seminar she hosts for writers, would-be writers, publishers and those just interested in books Ian can always be seen papering the tables with flyers for his latest work. And just a heads-up for the starry eyed, the facts ain’t always pretty. I'd be interested in reactions from the about-to-be or recently published. Anyone offering similar pages in the US or UK?