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October 18th, 2011, 11:13 PM #181
October 19th, 2011, 12:00 AM #182
Actually there are people at this site I trade beta reads with, there are those who can field dress a paragraph in less than thirty seconds. I usually try to get at least four opinions from various venues--six is better.
Great work isn't written, it's rewritten.
October 19th, 2011, 08:58 AM #183
October 19th, 2011, 10:05 PM #184
No, we don't do it that way. You can ask for feedback and people can PM you if they are interested. We ask that you not do site links in the request.
October 28th, 2011, 12:04 AM #185
I have only recently been investigating the Epub scene (i really knew nothing about it) what i see makes me wonder if a newbie with only one book to offer should really be querying agents for a traditional publisher or should i be looking instead at smashwords or the kindle direct pub program to start out. Seems like alot of people got a start with Epub. I dont want to be a query quitter though. Any thoughts? What are the pros and cons to each approach?
October 28th, 2011, 03:59 AM #186
Don't forget there are plenty of smaller publishers (both print and e-pub) that will accept unagented submissions so if you don't want to go the agent route it doesn't mean self-publishing is your only alternative.
October 28th, 2011, 06:14 AM #187
- Number of books: It is difficult to be an epublihsing success story with just one book - I found the magic number to be 3.
- If you have "something" out there you can start to build a following...but it will also take time away from your writing
- I'm not sure they are "mutually exclusive" - you can have it out AND query. Although as per #1 - I think sales will be on the "smallish" side
Bottom line - a lot comes down to what you are looking for and how fast you write. Having one book out in epublishing really shouldn't "hurt" anything but I also don't think you'll be raking in the cash with it either.
October 28th, 2011, 06:22 AM #188
If you are investigating a small press - I suggest you look at the Amazon ranking of some of their titles to see if they are selling well. If rankings in the 100 - 1000 range they are very successful. 1,000 - 10,000 Moderatrely successful. 10,000 - 50,000 selling okay. Anyone selling ebooks with a ranking above 50,000 is not selling very many books per month.
October 28th, 2011, 07:33 AM #189
October 28th, 2011, 07:40 AM #190
October 28th, 2011, 08:59 AM #191
Better to be too busy than not busy enough! Cheers.
October 28th, 2011, 10:31 AM #192
October 29th, 2011, 12:00 PM #193
Ill have to look into the small press thing and get up to speed on it as well. My newbie attitude was always go big or go home. Looks like i need to get the other two books written if and before this is going to go anywhere. I always planned on a trilogy anyway. One of the most frustrating things about this other job is that every time you think your ready for pub, you find out your not.
October 29th, 2011, 04:02 PM #194
On that series thingy - I just wrapped up a four-book series. I did not have to have all of them written prior to publishing the first - I just had to make sure the first book stood on its own with a proper enough ending that didn't disappoint (whilst hinting of more). If you can't sell the first, I wouldn't bother with the rest.
November 3rd, 2011, 08:15 AM #195
Big-six publishing has much shorter windows. They want immediate success so you need to make a splash in 3 - 6 months or the next set of books will push yours out of the limelight as it were.
I know some authors who make more with small pressess then they do with big-six. If you have what you think is a "blockbuster" then by all means big-six is probably the right place to focus your attention. But if you think you have a "solid single" or "solid double" you might be better off in the long run with a slightly smaller press.