Favorite book right now is -- 77 Reasons Why Your Book was Rejected! Giving away a book in FEBRUARY, drawing from followers!
Hi, welcome to my home on Book Blogs--the abode of wonderful, hopeful writers.
THE AGENT CHALLENGE...I have to admit when I sent out my first proposal I never read anything on what a proposal should look like or do. I thought (as I usually do), How hard can it be? You simply prepare an outline of what your book is about and who it is for. But after reading my mentors' books my attitude has changed somewhat drastically. I now see the light!
The proposal process has helped me to find those gems in my book that agents really and truly need to hear about. It's my marketing masterpiece!
Let's share rejection. Let's learn from the masters,encourage each other, and network ideas and opportunities.
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?