Inside The Publishing Process with Stephanie Smith: Episode 7

In episode 7 of the Blissdom Podcast, Alli is joined by Stephanie Smith.

Stephanie is an editor and publisher, as well as the creative genius behind slantletter.com. Stephanie's passion is supporting, stretching, and championing authors as they bring the best out of their message.

In episode 7, Alli and Stephanie discuss:

  1. What gets publishers excited about a proposal.

  2. Why you shouldn’t turn in a full manuscript.

  3. Why your editor is very similar to a personal trainer.

Some of our favorite quotes:

  • “Publishing really is such relational work. You have relationship with your readers, your agent, with your editor, and your publishing team as a whole. And I think at the foundation of that, what makes for a great process is trust.”

  • “Writing is a spiritual process because it involves the whole of you. I believe the editorial process can be a very pastoral process in the sense that you are guiding and shaping not just a book, but a human’s output that has engaged their whole person.”

  • “I’m a big believer that those on- liners are really what transforms readers’ lives. It’s that distilled, bright idea.”

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