I have tried w/ the most experimental idea I've ever had.
-Johnathan L. Groom-
I'm sure there are some authors here on the hub, who could answer this better than I. I have been told that if you have a good book idea (manuscript) to find a publisher or a good literary agent to present your manuscript to a good publisher. The problem I have run into so far is finding a literary agent who will give me the time of day...I know I just need to be more persistent. Have checked into
self-publishers...and have met people who have put out the dollars to self-publish, they have told of the pro's and con's to that. Keep on promting and you should start seeing some success:)
A solid course of action to promoting your book is word-of-mouth, offline.
I recently held a 'seminar' for a group of 30 that has now become a regular thing and more people coming to the meet-ups. they are all committed to order the print version of my book for themselves and friends.
From talking to self-pub marketing people, the largest issue surrounding author books sales is the authors hesitation to go public or their continued efforts to reach out to new markets, people, bookstores and events.
From experience unless you have a solid following no publisher will pick you up,
less vanity presses and self-publishing.
Tweet & FB are good outlets too.
by Dani Alicia 5 years ago
If there are any professional, published authors here on hubpages (and I'm sure there are tons of you guys) I was wondering if someone could tell me if self-publishing is good or bad, and maybe give a couple of pros and cons. It would be my first book.
by jkchandra 7 years ago
I want to do e-book publishing but was advised by other experienced authors that it also has a real disadvantage to it because you might have a hard time going back to traditional publishing. Agents who discover that you have done E-book work before mostly tend to reject your query letter which is...
by Linda 5 years ago
How do you go about having a book published?I've been looking into publishing companies. I've noticed some want money up front and some don't. What are the steps to publishing? What happens once you submit a manuscript? Does anyone know the step by step process?
by Dorsi Diaz 8 years ago
I know some of the hubbers here have books published, and I am in the process of working seriously at my first book ( I have 2 other books that have been on a back burner for a while)But the one I'm working on now I WILL finish, and I'm wondering if anyone has some advice about publishing, self-...
by MarieLB 3 years ago
Would you rather self-publish an e-book or let a literary agent handle it for me?If you had completed an e-book and a literary agent seemed interested in it, would you go that way or do you think it would be more of an advantage if you published it yourself?
by Charles James 7 years ago
this post is part rant, part need help.I was very excited recently that an "agent" picked up my MM for publication and actually I received quite a bit of slid feedback and even submission requests. But, that happy kite soon turned into a what the ---?!First to my surprise three...
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