The Importance of Relationships in Getting Published

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Jane Friedman gives some good advice here on the importance of networking and helping others to succeed for your publishing career – and life in general.  For example:

I’m reading a yet-to-be-published business book by a woman who was the first female VP of manufacturing at Procter & Gamble. Her entire argument comes down to trust. Are you creating experiences with your colleagues that lead them to trust you, recommend you, and essentially “vote” for you to get the new project, get promoted, or get a new job?

Recognize that by being useful and good to others, you will eventually build a very strong team of supporters. They’ll lift you up to new heights and protect you. If you falter they will be there to bring you back up and support you.

I think it’s one of the most overlooked components of business. Simply, we’re always able to say that at the end of the day, all you have is your friends.

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