After much anticipation of the finished product, my book is live on Amazon!
Here is the link: http://amazon.com/dp/B06Y6C8687
If there is a problem with the link or anything else please let me know.
Thanks everyone for being so patient.
There are some books I love to re-read just because they were so much fun the first time like Harry Potter, The Last Apprentice, and The Sword of Shannara. But what makes your all time list of favorite books?
In previous posts I have discussed the pros and cons of traditional publishing versus self-publishing. Here is an update to help clarify any misconceptions about the topic.
One route is DIY for tech savvy people. The other is for royalty, where the butler waits on you hand and foot. I would rather have the butler, but we all cannot be born with a silver spoon in our mouths. DIY also costs money and time. With traditional, if you are picked up, you could see an advance. The down side to traditional is you could spend years in the rejection zone.
A pro for DIY is you keep the creative rights of your book. With all the different companies to help you publish your dream book it seems easier now to see your book in print. Another pro for DIY authors is that some publishers (Penguin) picks up indie authors to publish.
The list goes on and on with both sides.
If you cannot decide which route is best for you then check out some tips below. This article was first published on Forbes.
Another great article, about an author who is a “hybrid” author ( self-published and traditional), on the topic of the pros and cons of DIY versus legacy (traditional) publishing.
Some authors like both routes and choose to use them on separate book projects. It’s whatever works best for you. Don’t limit your decision on one factor. Take everything into account and ask advice of others.
So which route will you choose?
Learning by internet is so fun! Not only do you get to come as you are but you can do whatever else too. I have taken college courses online and now I attended a webinar online. It was hosted by Writers Digest and featured agent Jennifer Laughran. She gave great advice about what is hot now in Middle Grade children’s books. Lots of facts about what is selling and what is not. Also we were told what to expect from agents in general to query letters.
I have lots of new websites to check out like Queryshark and Preditors & Editors.
Jennifer Laughran also will be giving those that attended a critique on the first 500 words of their middle grade manuscripts. That’s exciting!
Now I am off to a library to check out some middle grade books like “When You Reach Me” and “Penderwicks”.
To those about to read, we salute you.
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