Q - How do I get my foot in the door with a book publisher if I have never been published?
A - The truth is, you may not. The best way to get noticed by a publisher is to start building a reputation and getting as many credits as possible by being published in periodicals as much as possible. A publisher is looking for writers who have already developed a reputation in relation to their topic. That body of work goes a long way in giving you credibility. It also helps if you speak on your topic. These days that reputaion is becoming more and more important to publishers.