Turtle Publishing

No, it’s not a hip new publishing company – it’s a comment on the industry. Now sometimes publishers are slow because they simply can’t make up their minds (one of my books has been with a major Australian publisher for two and a half years, and that’s way beyond normal). But most of the time there is a complicated process from slushpile to (hopefully) acquisitions meeting to (hopefully) bookshops.

American agent Rachelle Gardner talks about it a little here.

Personally, I’d consider six months a normal wait for a yes/no response¬†(for either the opening chapters or the full book), and one year a standard acceptance-to-publication schedule.

While you wait to hear back, here’s a picture of a cat:

 

 

Published by Felicity Banks

I write books (mainly adventure fantasy for kids and young adults), real-time twittertales, and a blog of Daily Awesomeness. @Louise_Curtis_ and http://twittertales.wordpress.com. My fantasy ebook is on sale at https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/278981.

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