Hello Hubbers! I'm in need of some advice.
When I was a teenager I wrote two novels, one high fantasy and another which was a sci-fi and sword-and-sorcery hybrid. I am now in my 30's and have decided to publish these books online; I started by uploading the fantasy novel, Echoes of the Past, here on HubPages. However, I quickly noticed fiction stories are not why the majority of readers come to this website, but rather they are seeking informative articles. My story does not receive any hits in the long run, not a single one.
I moved a few chapters over to FictionPress.com (a sibling site to FanFiction.net) thinking visitors go there specifically for reading stories. But again, my story received a lackluster amount of attention, no reviews (but a few spam messages), and now sits buried under a horde of other genre tales with zero daily hits.
Now I am thinking of joining the masses and self-publishing the novels, but this is where my dilemma comes into play.
Echoes of the Past is book one in a plotted three or four book series, but I never wrote the rest because the manuscript was never picked up by a publishing house (way back when). And regrettably, I no longer read, nor write, the high fantasy genre. I honestly dislike it now, and I can't force myself to write something I'm not passionate about. So I have issues with publishing a book with no end.
Does anybody know of a forum or community where I could find someone (or anyone here) who would be interested in taking up the series after book one? Like a co-author or something? I realize there will have to be some sort of legal issue to address with copyrights, but it's by my own choice. Or should I just publish the eBook at Amazon and see what the initial response is first?
Any advice or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!
I've decided, for the time being, to remove my story from HubPages. In my opinion it just doesn't have a place here. I will continue to upload it to FictionPress.com since there's more of a chance of gaining a readership base there.
I'm still looking for someone to take up the series, but for now I've also decided to put the self-publishing eBook idea to the back-burner due to the general lack of overall interest. I guess there was a reason the novel was never picked up by a professional publisher. (*ﾉ▽ﾉ)
I have, however, created a "landing" for my books at my own Blogger, and if anyone was interested in keeping up with Echoes of the Past — and my other teenage-written novel The Iron Dragon Guild which I will upload at a later date — please visit here:
I would recommend this writers forum: http://www.absolutewrite.com/forums/index.php . In my experience novel length work does better in downloadable ebook form.
Wow, what a huge forum! Thank you for the suggestion!
That's what I was afraid of, which means I really do need to find a writer to adopt the series first; readers paying for downloads will most assuredly want a story with closure. I appreciate your input, thanks!
by Website Examiner 2 years ago
I have come across quite a few promising fiction writers here on HubPages, lately - including many people I didn't know before. Please introduce yourselves, whether new or not. You could also mention what you are currently working on, and whether you are seeking feedback from other writers, etc.
by larryfreeman 7 years ago
Who is the greatest writer of Fantasy Novels and what is that person's best work?With the great popularity of Harry Potter and the Twilight series, Fantasy fiction is on the rise. Who are the best writers of this genre?
by Donaisabella 6 years ago
How many of you fellow writers on here have unpublished long story manuscripts stashed in old boxes, on old computers or hidden away on discs? What do you feel about your manuscripts, their future and why are you hiding them? Would you share briefly what you were writing about?
by KrisL 5 years ago
Who are the best fiction writers publishing stories on Hubpages?Personally, I'm interested in fantasy/SF or historical fiction, but I'm interested in any answer.
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|