How Do I Get My Book Published?

There’s self-publishing, and there are the big, traditional publishing houses. But what about a third way for the rest of us?

And there are other questions:
Do I need an agent?
How do I distinguish my title from the millions of others out there?
What exactly are the steps in the publishing process?
How long does it all take?

Here’s a video that shares some insight into the publishing process, how an author determines what route is best for getting their book to the public, and what writers with a story to tell can do beyond the traditional “big house” publishing model.

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About Christian Piatt

Christian Piatt is the creator and editor of BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BIBLE and BANNED QUESTIONS ABOUT JESUS. He has a memoir on faith, family and parenting called PREGMANCY: A Dad, a Little Dude and a Due Date, and Hachette published his first hardcover book, "postChristian: What's left? Can we fix it? Do we care?" in 2014. His first novel, "Blood Doctrine," has been optioned by a Hollywood production company for a possible TV series.

Christian is the cofounder and cohost of the Homebrewed CultureCast, a podcast about popular culture, current events and spirituality that has a weekly audience of 25,000 people (

Preorder Christian's next book, "Not That Kind of Christian: Loving God without being an a**hole," at

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  • Traci

    Hi Christian! So happy for your success with the Kickstarter campaign and looking forward to reading Blood Doctrine. Felicidades!