I am often asked about the criteria required to become a published author, and in service to such a request, I will post all the links and resources I find on the subject here.
My only piece of quick caveat advice is that getting published is a lot of hard, hard work with pretty bad odds, even for superb writers. But if it matters, then do it because nothing will be sweeter.
That said, here’s news and advice from within the industry. Watch this page!
How To Get A Literary Agent – Nathan Bransford
Waterstones kindle a deal for destruction with Amazon – The Guardian.co.uk
Stop the Press: Half of all Self-Published Authors Earn Less than $500 – The Guardian.co.uk
Writing Off Publishers
The Publishing Civil War
NYU Summer Program Students Prepare For Publishing Jobs
What Value Do You Add?
8 Mistakes That Will Absolutely Kill Your Book (about book covers)
Selecting A Self-Publisher is Like Finding The Right Nanny