In elementary school, one of the first things you did when starting a new school year was go over the class rules. These rules were usually pretty simple, but they did a lot to keep the class running smoothly. So in the back-to-school spirit, I’m going to be sharing the class rules for publishing.
- Be nice to everyone.
- Work hard.
- Be patient.
- Read as much as possible.
- Have fun!
Pretty simple, right? Of course there are other things you should do. But at the end of the day, I think these are the basics . They make a world of difference.
Publishing is a hard business to be in. There are a lot of people trying to get in and get published, so etiquette is important. As simple as these rules may be, they go a long way to keeping publishing afloat. The rules are there to help you too.
So stick to them and you’ll have a great year (and career)!