Legs and Wheels, 6072 is…

Apologies all. There was no blog on Wednesday, due an email that Rei Link received. A statement was released today. 

It was announced that the publishing outlet for the upcoming book, ‘Legs and Wheels, 6072’, by Rei Link and S. Rowe, was closed down. Due to the unforeseen issue, the authors have decided to postpone the release of the book, until a new publisher can be found. They will announce the new release date ASAP. In the meantime, please enjoy small tasters of what’s to come in the book!
Apologies once again. 

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It’s Almost Time

Since December 2014, me and author S. Rowe have been working on a little project. We’ve had our ups and down on this project, but we’re now in the final stages of editing and getting ready for big time promotion! 

Get ready! It’s almost time for the countdown to the release of ‘Legs and Wheels, 6072’! It’s so exciting! 

So You Want to be a Published Author?

First up. Apologies for no blog last Friday. Sickness is not my best friend. 

So you want to be a published author? Yes. Me too! 

Many people that I’ve met think that trying to be a published author is a waste of time, as there’s no guarantee of getting published and making the big time. Those people are often the people who tell me it’s not worth being an actor for the same reasons. 

I understand where they’re coming from, but there’s nothing wrong with passion and dream. Providing you’ve got a back up, then why shouldn’t you give it a go?

First up. Finish your story…or else you’ll fail. 

If you want to get published through a certified publisher, then you need to get yourself a literary agent. 

Getting a literary agent is not easy. They are very selective about their choices. This is why you need to do your research and prepare yourself for a lot of rejection.

The link below provides you with a detailed list of literary agents. 

http://www.literaryrejections.com/uk-literary-agencies/

If you don’t want to go through the literary agents you could become a member of this website. 

http://www.authonomy.com

It’s a website that’s run by Harper Collins Publishers. Here they accept all types of books and you don’t have to pay for a membership. There are many people on this site, who want their works published. You won’t get paid on this site, but your work can be read by the public and read in e-book format. If you’re lucky, you might get spotted by the talent scouts. There have been quite a few success stories on there of authors getting published. I have one of my free books on this site. It’s a good way to promote. 

If you don’t want to wait, then you should consider self publishing. However, you’d be doing all the work yourself. The writing, cover, blurb, promotion and print. The whole caboodle. You could go the traditional route of making a paper copy…which is expensive, or you could find a self publishing website like CreateSpace. CreateSpace are free, and you can get paid. There may be literary agents hanging around on there. 

https://www.createspace.com/diy-gb?ref=1681470

My main advice is be prepared. If you choose a literary agent, then be prepared to suffer rejection. If they publish you, then be prepared to pay an agent fee. 

If you choose a site like Authonomy, then be prepared to not get spotted. If you get spotted, then you’ll have the same procedure as with a literary agent. 

If you choose self publishing, then be prepared for promote, promote, promote and lots of work. 

Read up on advice from well established authors. Be prepared and determined. 

You can also find lots of books about writing and there are lots of self help sites too. 

Good luck!