Newbie question alert.
A friend of mine and I have decided that we have a body of work big enough to start approaching publications-advertisers-etc... Neither of us is formally trained so we take pictures and have no clue about how to begin to market our wares, so to speak.
The gist of what we can find on the net and in research is to "work hard and be dilligent." No one talks about where to start.
So that is my question. For those of you who work with publications, where and how did you begin? We are not looking for the magic bullet just how to find the starting gates. Books are good things to learn from. Good titles would be helpful as well.
Our work is in still life and landscape photograph, 6x6, 6x9 and 4x5 with a heavy emphasis on the 4x5, if that helps.
And what is you folks' opinions about the "photographer's market" book.