What No One Tells You About Book Publishing With Ardre Orie from 13th & Joan Publishing House
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Let’s imagine that you wrote a book, your first manuscript. Now what? Do you reach out to a big publishing house or an independent one? What type of deal do you get? Do you try to promote the book yourself? How can you distribute it? What should the book look like? To answer all these questions, and many more, we invite Ardre Orie, celebrity ghostwriter and CEO of 13th & Joan Publishing House. Ardre published her first work when she was 10 years old and hasn’t stopped since then. In her publishing company, they provide guidance and support to aspiring authors from the early stages to the finish line. Ardre believes that there are stories that deserve to be told, passionate authors that didn’t find their place with the big publishing houses and not because of their writing skills, and she wants to help to amplify their voices. 


Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • How did Ardre discover her passion for writing? A tribute to the women in her family and community.
  • What does a publisher do? Ardre explains the wide range of work that a publisher can do, from helping the author with the book concept to developing a distribution strategy and the reader experience.
  • What makes you publishable? For Ardre, there are audiences overlooked by the big publishing houses, with no relation to the quality of their work. At 13th & Joan, they are looking for stories that need to be shared. 
  • You’ve got your first manuscript, what comes next? Ardre walks us through the next steps that a publishing house follows once they get a manuscript. It’s about analyzing the market and developing a distribution strategy aligned with the author’s goal and brand.
  • What is a publishing deal? There are several types. Ardre explains how these agreements usually work.  Who has the copyright? What is the difference between a big publishing house and an independent company? Which one would be best for you?
  • Recommendations for first-time authors that are looking to get published.


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Lara Schmoisman, CEO & Founder of The Darl and Marketing Simplificado

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