1. Have you written the book? I know it sounds like a silly question, but a lot of new writers put the cart before the horse. My first advice is to finish the book and polish it until it shines.
After that, I suggest these 10 steps from Absolute Write, which is a terrific forum for wrters of all genres: http://absolutewrite.com/novels/ten_steps.htm
at 8:27 AM on Jul. 10, 2010