Agh, an agent? I've spent the last three years and one-hundred thirty-seven rejects trying to get an agent. The whole process is a nightmare! I tweaked my query, researched, cried, tweaked somemore, emailed, mailed, cried... Then I just decided to self-publish. I know I'm not the only one that is agent-challenged, so I would be excited to follow you on your blog. I know like many other writers, the story never stops at one. It seems that once I opened the creative floodgate my mind wouldn't shut off. So they may not want my first book, but whose to say I can't find an agent to take one of the others...
I think I forgot to leave you my blog address: http://vvtaylor.blogspot.com. Again, I really love your site and will be visiting it a lot. Just glancing over some of what you wrote gives me great ideas! Wow!
So what do new authors who have published an ebook novel on Amazon which has just had a top five gold star rating from the one person who has bought it this month do to let other people who love the epic fantasy genre know about its existence? I want reviews but I don't want to pay for them - that seems akin to vanity publishing. I hate to sound negative but I just wanted to get my novel 'The First Warrior' published then let it sell itself. I don't have the natural ability to sell myself, I am the strong silent type, so how do I publicise my trilogy? I am about to publish the second book on Amazon but with litle hope it will sell, not because it is no good, I have come to realise that the content alone is not enough but I don't want to pay for glossy covers and marketing hype, so what do I do? Can a novel succeed on its merits?
"Hi Deidre-Thank you for the hearty welcome. I decided to self-publish because I had nothing to lose and everything to gain. I look forward to reading your thoughts!
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Guest Post: The In’s and Out’s of NetGalley I’m happy to welcome Lili, Children’s Publicity Intern at Bloomsbury USA and a blogger, as our guest writer today. Lili has been documenting her internship experiences in publishing in her Intern Diaries series and recently reflected on the NetGalley approval process from a publisher’s point of view. […]
Every month, we get together to come up with a top-ten list of the UK titles we’re most looking forward to – and this month we’re focusing on books published in April 2015. It’s an eclectic mix this month, with two SF titles – Poseidon’s Wake and The Rebirths of Tao – which I would highly […]
The American Booksellers Association has announced the selections for the March Indie Next list, drawn from the recommendations of indie booksellers throughout the US. You can request many of these titles on NetGalley right now, and view more information on the ABA site. If you are a bookseller, you can nominate titles for the Indie […]