One of the most important tasks in getting your book published is to find an editor who's going to get behind your book and help it — and you — make your way in the publishing world. To find an editor who's a good fit, try these tips:

  • Read acknowledgment pages of books similar to yours — authors often acknowledge their editor's contribution

  • Scour press coverage of books you admire for the editor's name

  • Go to writers' conferences and/or conventions and network

  • Call the company that published a book similar to yours and ask who the editor is