Publish your book in 6 weeks or less


How to publish a book in 6 weeksThe lovely folks at NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) posted a guest article from me on their blog yesterday.

The post combines some of the tips from “Book to book launch” with advice from 6 Steps to Take Your Manuscript to Marketplace in 6 Weeks — a guide written by BookBaby CMO Steven Spatz exclusively for NaNoWriMo, and available to NaNoWriMo participants for free.

If you worked hard writing your book (and I imagine you did), then it makes sense that you’d want your words to find the right audience. It’s important to find the right balance between strategically planning your book launch (so you’ll be able to build interest in your book), and getting things done according to a definite timeline — because the last thing you want to do is sit on a finished manuscript indefinitely.

To find out how to strike that balance, and how to deliver you manuscript to market in a smart-but-timely way, check out “Publish your book in 6 weeks” on the NaNoWriMo Blog!

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Chris Robley
Chris Robley is an award-winning poet, songwriter, performer, and music producer who now lives in Portland, Maine after more than a decade in Portland, Oregon. His music has been praised by NPR, the LA Times, the Boston Globe, and others. Skyscraper Magazine said he is “one of the best short-story musicians to come along in quite some time.” Robley’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in POETRY, Prairie Schooner, Poetry Northwest, Beloit Poetry Journal, RHINO, Magma Poetry, and more. He is the 2013 winner of Boulevard's Poetry Prize for Emerging Writers and the 2014 recipient of a Maine Literary Award in the category of "Short Works Poetry."


  1. When your great ideas are stuck, it can help to have a deadline. If you sign up for a wtnirig class or critique you get the gift of an outside person expecting you to write and giving you a deadline. Or start a writing group – those deadlines work well, too. Best of luck!


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