If you’re thinking of going the traditional/ conventional route for publishing, then you don’t have any problems. Your Agent will find you a publisher and everything else will be handled by someone else. They will tell you what to do, when to do it and get your books in the hands of consumers which is the ultimate plan! These kind of deals cost the author nothing upfront and even may sometimes earn you an advance!
However, if you are thinking of self publishing, you need to watch this space and follow my blog. People often choose to self publish because they are tired of rejection letters from agents and cannot find a big publishing house who believes in their vision for their book enough to back them up. Sometimes it is because you are not mainstream or your message is not mainstream. Sometimes it is because you just have not found the right agent or publisher. Whichever is the case, you have basically decided to DIY! Self Publishing is also known as Independent Publishing, Indie Publishing, POD (Print on Demand) Publishing.
In this case, all those colorful words I have scattered around this page are for you. You need to know what they mean, when each applies and how to use them to your advantage….
Scroll down for links to useful sites….
Please do pay attention to the Blogs I follow, AKA Blog list…Resources…Resources! Here are a few notable mentions and important websites…
Books on writing that I have read and/ or recommend…
Revision and Self-Editing by James Scott Bell
Self Editing for Fiction Writers by Rennie Browne and Dave King
Will Write for Shoes: How to Write a Cick Lit Novel by Cathy Yardley
Writing Fiction for Dummies by Randy Ingermanson and Peter Economy
Writing the Breakout Novel by Donald Maass
Getting Into Character by Brandilyn Collins
The Moral Premise by Stanley D. Williams
The First Five Pages by Noah Lukeman
Watch this space…More to come…
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