For all writers who are choosing the self publishing route with both POD and e-books. Let's share our knowledge and experience to make the whole process less daunting!Please jump in.Here's to our publishing success!See More
"I think I might start by approaching a mix of US and UK agents and take it from there. I'm being realistic and not really expecting to get beyond the initial submissions stage! I'm still some way off having a complete ms but I'll…"
"I'm not sure it's as similar as we think. When I read books by English authors it seems they are given more leeway to create their characters and set the scene. U.S. seems to be all about that slam bang opening. Not sure. I hope…"
"No problem at all. Bounce some off us if you want. Just find your style. That's the most important thing. I pay close attention to the audience, if I see someone react more than others, I sort of drag them into the presentation for a minute.…"
"Rebecca, I can't thank you enough. I feel like this is what I need to get off to a good start. Now it's a matter of working up some topics and finding those test audiences.
Seriously. A million thanks."
"Sally, I've been speaking regarding my experience with U.S. publishers. I have no idea if UK publishers are different. I love England. My sister lived there for 10 years and we have a good friend who lives in a place called Poland Mills."
"Susan, I think you're on the right track. I always entertain and inform. Not too much of either. What I found people responded to is information on the industry. No one knew the author didn't write the back cover blurbs, no one knew that…"
"Thanks Susan and Rebecca, I completely see how it's not an editor's place to tell someone if they're going to be successful or not, particularly taking your point, Susan that it could potentially cause legal problems. I just wonder…"
"Rebecca, thank you so much!
It makes sense to talk about Rock Fiction, but how big is the audience for that? I've been blogging since 2006; I'm sure I could turn that into something. How to use social media to build an online community.…"
With apologies for being tardy with my welcome, we're delighted to have you in the novelist group!
You might introduce yourself by telling us what you’re working on in the “Show Me Your Novel and I’ll Show You Mine” discussion if you're not too uncomfortable talking about what you're working on. We save the wall for discussion, so please refrain from linking to blog posts there, but do add them in the “Links to Helpful Blog Posts for Writers” discussion thread.
And we do a live chat every Wednesday at 1EST; instructions on how to participate if you haven't done so already are in the "Our Water Cooler Wednesdays" box near the top of the group page.
Sally, Welcome to She Writes. If you’re looking for more places to connect here, we’d love to have you join us in the Publishing Industry News group and/or in Novelists (Struggling or Not). You can find all the groups through the Community button at the top of your page. Enjoy the site!
"Changes are inevitable as we get older...but I do believe we retain some of that "same person" inside...I am a NYC doctor of many years .. basically the same person that I was when I graduated from med school...not the same…"
"Congrats to Rysa and Cassandra! Love reading all the positive things going on. Meg and Jessica, I'm about 3/4 the way through with APE: Author, Publisher, Entrepreneur-How to Self-Publish by Guy Kawasaki. I can't recall off the top of my…"