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Small Publishers and Independent Authors

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Book Clubs

Started by Kayann Short, Ph.D.. Last reply by Michael E. Henderson 6 hours ago. 5 Replies

Does anyone have suggestions for connecting with book club or library organizations that recommend books to their member clubs? Can anyone share book club contacts to whom an author or publisher…Continue

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Why did you decide to work with a small or independent press?

Started by Stephanie Bird. Last reply by Deborah Ailman Jun 14. 3 Replies

In this conversation it would be interesting if you also answered any one of the following questions:Did you have an agent or did you represent your own work to these publishers?What is the most…Continue

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How many distribution channels do people use?

Started by JF Garrard. Last reply by Shelley Buck Mar 30. 12 Replies

Hi everyone, I'm new and will be publishing 3 books in 2014.Looking at distribution channels: Amazon Kindle, Amazone Createspace, Ingram Spark and Smashwords.Can I use all of them and will I get into…Continue

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Comment by Olga Godim on July 20, 2014 at 6:16pm

My new story on Wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/60860485-trading-wishes
Liliana wants to design costumes for Hollywood. A water elemental wants to live in the sea. Perhaps they could help each other.

This will be the last story for a while; I don't have more ideas for shorts. Back to my novels. 

Comment by Olga Godim on July 15, 2014 at 2:43pm

I posted my new short story on wattpad - Amber Spirit.
It's a story of an unfulfilled writer.

Spirits only stay on Earth when they have an unfinished business. This spirit tries to finish her business. She needs to find a writing body.

Comment by Olga Godim on July 8, 2014 at 5:36pm

I posted a new flash fantasy story on wattpad: http://www.wattpad.com/58651830-don%27t-believe-in-trolls

I don't know if using this site attracts readers, but at least some people read my stories there. Not going to use it for novels, but maybe a couple more of my short stories will find their way there.

Comment by Olga Godim on July 4, 2014 at 4:55pm

Oh, Lucille. Now I understand. I'm sorry for you. If I couldn't write anymore, that would be tragic.

I know how much struggle it is to constantly self-promote, but it's the rules of the game. I'm trying. I'm also trying not to be discouraged when nothing happens and nobody buys my books. For some people, it takes a decade or more to find even moderate success. I'm still in the beginning of that road. But humor helps, you're right.

Comment by Olga Godim on July 4, 2014 at 3:31pm

Oh, Lucille, thank you. I do have more. Most of my short stories are on my website http://olgagodim.wordpress.com. I'm thinking about putting some of them on Wattpad and see the reaction. At least they will be read, which is what all writers want, right?

Why don't you feel that you're a success now? Judging from your profile, you are. You've written and published a lot. Is your collection of humor stories available on Amazon? I'd love to read it. I like humor.

Comment by Lucille Joyner on July 4, 2014 at 3:03pm

While I live with a strange sense of future success, I can show nothing to justify such a lofty feeling. People like you are the ones with the true success. You write so well. It's like a beautiful work of art. I just loved your story. You must have more.

  

Comment by Olga Godim on July 4, 2014 at 2:46pm

Thanks, Lucille.

What do you write? How do you find your readers?

Comment by Lucille Joyner on July 4, 2014 at 2:05pm

While I know nothing about Wattpad, I did click on Olga Godim's Wattpad link and read her flash story. Her Basilisk Contract is very well written and insightful. I'm so glad I read it.

Comment by Olga Godim on July 4, 2014 at 12:34pm

Has any of you tried Wattpad? I decided to give it a try and posted my flash story there: http://www.wattpad.com/57647230-basilisk-contract

I'm still learning to navigate that site. If anyone here tried it, I'd appreciate some pointers.

Thanks.

Comment by Olga Godim on June 19, 2014 at 6:35pm

Blogged about virginity and morality
In my fantasy world, they are not connected. Should they be?

 

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