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I Wrote my First Novel

I've just finished my debut romance novel.  It is being read by beta readers now. The next step will be submitting it for publication.

The 2015 Writer's Market is proving useful in conducting research on publishers.

There are a few big houses that now offer digital first publishing and seem open to new writers with or without agents. 

Does anyone have experience or advice in this area?

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