anonymous asked:

What does it take to get published by a big company like you guys?

To be honest: A LOT of hard work and determination. There are many steps between an author finishing a first draft of a book and seeing it published on bookshelves. Here are a few of the general publishing guidelines/steps!

Step 1. Find an agent. 

Literary agents are the first step once you’ve edited and revised your manuscript a few times. You should have a pretty polished book before you even send out queries. For more info on what a query should look like and tips for writing one, check out this link. Hopefully, this will then lead you to signing on with an agent!

Step 2. Your agents will shop your book around. 

Your agent will then send out your manuscript to various editors, who will either express interest or pass it over. If many editors from various Publishing Houses or Imprints like your book, then they will offer bids, or even take your book to auction. In the end, someone will agree to publish you, and your agent will help you to decide who is the best fit for you and your book. 

Step 3. You work with an Editor.

Once you find out where your book will be published, you work with an editor to help put those last touches on your book. This can often take a while, so even if your book is acquired in January, it might not be ready to be published for another two years or so! (Publishing is a SLOW business, y’all.)

Step 4. You get a release date!

This is when the marketing team will come in and start dreaming of all the fun exciting ways to let the world know about your book! Will there be a live chat? A goodreads giveaway? A tumblr post? Something more? Publicity builds buzz around either you or your book, or both, and hopefully readers are pumped up for your novel! All this happens in the build up to your release day. 

Step 5. Your book is born. 

Happy birthday! After a long process, your story is now out in the world! To help promote your book you might go on tour, or maybe you write guest blog posts or do a giveaway. Hopefully your book is beloved by fans and then you can sit back and relax… oh wait, I mean you can keep writing the sequel your publisher begged you to write!

Be warned, this is all best case scenarios, and every author has a unique journey through the world of publishing, often dependent on genre or publisher, or agent, or book. Many people have to face rejection after rejection after rejection before any of this happens. But hopefully this little guide is a helpful start as you start exploring this beautiful bookish world! 

nygmobblepositivity (god knows which part this is)

Yes. I am doing another one of these in light of recent revelations from multiple sources over the past couple months. And also because

Apparently there is still negativity and possibly still some very thorough doubt. I’m hear to ease as many tensions as possible by request of this anon. So here we go. I’m going to show you all, Nnygmobblepot can still happen. More than ever, stronger than ever, and forever of course.

  1. The Robin Lord Taylor Q&A at the Lexting Convention

This was a very wonderful interview and especially for Nygmobblepot fans. A fan tries to ask questions concerning Nygmobblepot. Robin says he can’t say much, but Riddler has “a guilty conscience” and then he gives the most suspicious look as if he knows precisely what he’s hiding from shippers. There were also mentions of Oswald’s sexuality which proved very interesting. 

     2. The Dancing/Singing Video from Maggie Geha’s Instagram

This was an instagram video that showed Erin, Drew, and Robin on set singing and Cory dancing just a couple feet away. This sort of proved they have already been filming scenes together, in what looks like Ivy’s house/place.

    3. Chris Chalk’s Nygmobblepot Response

When DM’d on Instagram about if Nygmobblepot had a chance, our wondeful Lucius Fox ‘Chris Chalk’ said “Anything could happen with time.”

    4. Hallucination Oswald

This leaked image gave us insight on 3x15, the next coming episode. This obviously personifies Edward’s confirmed “guilt” towards his actions upon Oswald, the possible love of his life. This confirmed Ed will in fact be haunted by Oswald’s image, because does in fact feel terrible. This is fact.


This finally gave us a picture with real oswald and edward and ed looks happier than he has IN SUCH A LONG TIME. You can think what you want, but I know how to read faces. That is a face of pure love, adoration, relief. He’s on the verge of tears, and he looks so goddamn grounded. Let me demonstrate what love looks like.

Ed has finally realized his own feelings. You can tell. I’m so glad it took so long, because now they have seen the best and worst in one another and will try their hardest never to lose the other again.

If you can’t see that, I feel for you. These two are soul mates, and we should be more hopeful and optimistic than ever. Because Cory’s expression alone already confirms so much.

-Additional Positive Bits-

  • Cory Michael Smith using purple and green fonts during an instagram story
  • Selina Kyle in the background of the latest picture, signaling to me that she helped Ed find Oswald through the help of her good friend, Ivy.
  • Structurally, the plot narrative is going to be switched over to Ed’s POV since it was stuck in Oswald’s for so long, so we’re going to watch this man fall in love, just like we did with Penguin.
  • The most recent photo ^^ being the only new spoiler/promo picture where Edward is smiling genuinely. 
I’ve had these [Kings season] tickets for 5 years, and there’s been only, like, 8 guys that have stood out.  It’s really hard to stand out on a rink, you know.  You can’t tell who’s who, everyone’s got their helmets on, and then there’s a couple of guys you’re like ‘Jesus’…Malkin’s one of those.  The first time I saw him in person, with the seats we have, just watching the way he just holds people off while he holds the puck… there’s only like 3, 4, guys in the league who can do that, that can do the skate-around, keep possession, guys are banging them, guys are hitting them with their sticks, and they’re just like, unfazed.

Related to what i posted before, i really do feel like Mina would adopt 10 penguins and bring them to Twice’s dorm while all the members are out


Mina: *wears penguin onesie to be one with the penguin*

Mina: *learns how to speak penguin*

Mina: *does incoherent penguin noises*

Mina: ok guys, imma show u some ballet

Mina: Private, put ur chest out more. Yes like that, good boy

Mina: Skipper, ur pirouette is kind of off, i suggest doing it at 3’

Mina: *makes an igloo for her new family*