This excerpt is from “Success, Your Path to a Successful Book,” by Maralyn D. Hill and Brenda C. Hill.

Write relevant articles. Submit articles for print or free content websites. Each publisher has its own rules – more than we’ve listed. Most require editorial approval. Some have contracts and some don’t. If they want first time rights, this will prevent you from placing it with anyone else who also wants first time rights. Some do not ask for this. Some pay a little, some pay an acceptable amount and others don’t pay. Whereas we encourage getting published online, all online magazines are not equal. Be sure you check them out. Ask how many visitors (hits) a week they get. You can see some ezine directories at and Startups go out of business fast. Some worth checking follow: