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Re: How To Get A Book Published

Post by hillarybeth » 06 Jul 2013, 15:54

Has anyone tried to get published the traditional way after using a self-publishing service? I have been disappointed by the lack of feedback I have with the Lulu-Amazon link; I don't know how many copies I've sold until 8 weeks later.

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Post by rjblueyes » 15 Jul 2013, 20:24

I've also written a book. Its a childrens book, but nevertheless, my book. I decided to get creative when I was supposed to read my daughter and her class around Easter, but had no Easter books in the house. I've shown it to several people, whom are not family members since they can be biased. They've all said it needs published, but didn't know how to go about doing it. I thought about making it an ebook, but I'm still digging around trying to figure that out.

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Post by paatjam » 17 Jul 2013, 08:31

Sounds pretty interesting. The information seems helpful. I hope to have to use it one day.

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Post by Teka156 » 30 Jul 2013, 22:16

dollhouse wrote:yes, please do. i'm definitely looking to hear about others' experiences on the subject.

I just wanted to say that I write poetry and I am getting published ASAP!

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Post by KattPascale » 15 Aug 2013, 13:32

It's rewarding but hard. I think with all the "do it yourself" information out there people think it's an easy quick 1-2-3 thing. It's a real commitment if you want quality work out there. But it can be done! Kudos and high fives to all those who do it right!

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Post by wctumesh » 22 Aug 2013, 02:42

You might think that the hardest part of being a writer is finishing a book. But it can be very difficult to get your work noticed and out onto the bookshelves.

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Post by robstar68 » 14 Sep 2013, 14:08

hi there i'm a published author and the process of finding a publisher was relatively easy. i found it fun and exciting. my book comes out soon and i can't wait, the publisher can't do enough for me and as for marketing and distrurbution it goes out world wide to 194 country and 32 different websites. i'm also going on the radio and in all the regional newspapers. so i would say don't listen to everything you read.
R.S.Williams :D

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Post by colleenmclain » 16 Sep 2013, 12:44

I wonder too about submitting for traditional publication after epub ... I think a publisher would be more interested in the project based on reader feed back.. Something I am going to check out.
In the marketing department, I have to agree, it's a lot of work getting your name out there and keeping it there. I am still looking other avenues .. these forums are a great start.

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Post by candicec11 » 06 Oct 2013, 11:30

I've been told by other people who have been published by traditional publishing houses that unless you are already a big name, you still have to do most of the hard work of marketing the book. I have 3 books self-published and have enjoyed the creative freedom. Finding opportunities to get public speaking engagements really helps with promotion. Also if there is an independent bookstore in your area, make friends! The local bookstore in my area has been wonderful and helped me get invitations to be guest author etc. I have children's books and have done presentations at schools which has really helped with sales!

Great advice and it's great to be able to connect with others struggling with some of the same issues as my own.

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Post by Ibanezakame » 08 Oct 2013, 18:19

Im not really interested in being published.
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Post by whybark » 12 Oct 2013, 21:34

Never give up or take no for an answer

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Post by victoriawinters » 01 Nov 2013, 10:58

What I can suggest to future authors, who want to publish their books (if they want to spend some money on it for editing, cover and reviews) is to check at createspace, it's a self publishing company, part of amazon. If you don't want to spend a lot of money on it or not at all, check the options for Kindle Direct Publishing (KDP). But than it all comes to the marketing. You should know how do promote your book in order to reach a wider audience. Createspace will help you with that as well by giving you advices. They also have a forum where you can ask questions about everything you need to know.

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Post by riyanj » 07 Nov 2013, 22:52

This is a great article. Thanks for sharing.

I eventually turned to the print on demand route because I got frustrated trying to find an agent and self publishing is costly. It's working out better for me than waiting for that approval letter. Otherwise, the books may still be hiding somewhere on a flash drive. The majority of my frustration comes from what another poster already pointed out: Editing, covers, marketing.

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Post by SusanParkerRosen » 13 Nov 2013, 14:24

robstar68 wrote:hi there i'm a published author and the process of finding a publisher was relatively easy. i found it fun and exciting. my book comes out soon and i can't wait, the publisher can't do enough for me and as for marketing and distrurbution it goes out world wide to 194 country and 32 different websites. i'm also going on the radio and in all the regional newspapers. so i would say don't listen to everything you read.
R.S.Williams :D



Exciting news for you! What tips can you give the rest of us...as to the process of finding a publisher? :?:

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Post by Aubrey_Archard » 13 Nov 2013, 19:25

There's a lot of good stuff on this thread: My two cents on the matter is that ebook publishing is the way of the future. The person who masters the way of internet publishing will be the master of the foreseeable future. 8)

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