Getting Started publishing Ok so I've read the tips on getting published here on the forums, but I've also searched and searched but can't seem to find the process most people go through to get published. I'm really into writing and am ready to get more serious. I now need the information to get started. I know I must first write the story of course, but then what. What should I expect to deal with when getting published. Expenses? Advertising? What other things can be expected when being a first time publisher. Another quick question, how exactly does your book gain a name for itself? Other than it being sold to libraries how does it get advertised? This is mostly out of curiosity, but if one does become published and begin gaining a steady income from sales for a period of time, what percentage does the publisher gain from this?