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Considering possibilities of publication
Recently I finished my second novel and thought about how to publish it. Having published my first novel (The Flower Eater) myself in an outburst of naïve hope, I have since learnt how discouraging the branding experience can be, especially for a novelist who is not so happy with self-portrayal. In the LVW spring programme on 29 April, Vermontauthor Joe Citro stated that there are two simultaneous aspects to writing: "writing - art" and "writing - business".
It is naturally satisfactory by nature to create artwork, but like most authors I want to appeal to a large public and make some profits. I had planned to interview operatives in the hope of getting a conventional contract. Thought I needed this kind of help because I didn't have enough to spend enough of my spare minute, my budget and my passion for the market side of email.
Now, in March I participated in the "Unicorn for Writers" meeting in New York State, where I listened to some interesting things about editing. Imagination writer Michael J. Sullivan and his commercial collaborator Robin said that the general expectations in publishers are that an author's first volume will loose cash; the second volume will (hopefully) be profitable; and the third volume (and beyond) will make it.
Sullivan' s Council to Authors with only one work? Don't even try to promote the first volume - concentrate on writing the next one instead. During the same meeting, writer Kaitlyn Davis spoke about the advantages and disadvantages of conventional publishers compared to self-publishing. She had worked for a Big Five publisher before becoming a bestselling writer.
It recommended that for authors who only want to concentrate on the writer, conventional publication can be great, but the creative processes move slow; the writer gives up a great deal of controversy; and the first 8-10 week the books must be selling well or the publishers can stop their commercialization.
On the other hand, a self-published volume can win a reader over the course of a" gradual development". As Kaitlyn noted, the writers of conventional publishers often get tired of certain topics (e.g. fiction zombies) and then stop purchasing these tales, although the readership continues to be interested in the particular style. There was an incumbent Vermontautor who shared his own dissatisfaction with the tradition and advocated self-publication.