Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Zeiss - Always on the lookout for something special – Shop now

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Book Finished Today

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread
Old Thursday 4th April 2019, 15:20   #1
halftwo
Wird Batcher
 
halftwo's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Silkstone Common
Posts: 8,529
Blog Entries: 1
Book Finished Today

Hi, Everyone,

It's been a long time since I wrote on this thread, mainly because I've been busy trying to finish my book.

Well, today, I did finish it.
It's been years in the writing - and all I need to do now is get it published!

Cheers

H
__________________
Known to follow bird waves.
halftwo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 4th April 2019, 16:08   #2
delia todd
Moderator but....... If I say the wrong thing put it down to Senior Moments
BF Supporter 2019
 
delia todd's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Perthshire
Posts: 244,298
Congratulations H2.... what's your book called?

Good luck with finding a publisher.
__________________
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed

2006 63, 2007 52, 2008 46, 2009 32, 2010 31, 2011 27 Total 81

Latest Patch tick: Magpie
1506 - 96


The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing - Socrates
delia todd is online now  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Thursday 4th April 2019, 17:31   #3
halftwo
Wird Batcher
 
halftwo's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Silkstone Common
Posts: 8,529
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks, Delia,

I'm thinking of calling it "Razor in the Wind"

It's a prose-poetry book on nature, mainly about Hobbies.
__________________
Known to follow bird waves.
halftwo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 4th April 2019, 18:01   #4
delia todd
Moderator but....... If I say the wrong thing put it down to Senior Moments
BF Supporter 2019
 
delia todd's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Perthshire
Posts: 244,298
Mmmmm.... it sounds great lad.

Can you keep us updated and let us know when it gets published then.
__________________
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed

2006 63, 2007 52, 2008 46, 2009 32, 2010 31, 2011 27 Total 81

Latest Patch tick: Magpie
1506 - 96


The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing - Socrates
delia todd is online now  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Thursday 4th April 2019, 19:50   #5
halftwo
Wird Batcher
 
halftwo's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Silkstone Common
Posts: 8,529
Blog Entries: 1
Oh course I will, Delia.
__________________
Known to follow bird waves.
halftwo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Thursday 4th April 2019, 20:34   #6
Kits
Social Media Editor
BF Supporter 2019
 
Kits's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 132,442
If it is anything like the writing on here, it will be incredible, H. Well done. Do you have an agent?
__________________
Kits

"Sail away from safe harbor. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain
Kits is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Thursday 4th April 2019, 21:31   #7
halftwo
Wird Batcher
 
halftwo's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Silkstone Common
Posts: 8,529
Blog Entries: 1
Hi Kits,

Thanks very much.

No, know any?!

H
__________________
Known to follow bird waves.
halftwo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 5th April 2019, 12:57   #8
Paul Longland
Registered User
 
Paul Longland's Avatar

 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: leicester
Posts: 708
Have you thought about self publishing on kindle?
Not sure how one would go about it but there are loads on there
Rgds
Paul Longland is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 5th April 2019, 13:21   #9
halftwo
Wird Batcher
 
halftwo's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Silkstone Common
Posts: 8,529
Blog Entries: 1
Hi, Paul,

I've thought about most ways - and tried to get my head around the advantages and pitfalls of each.
It seems that the actual production isn't the problem - it's the publicity.
I could enter a whole world of self-publicity - or have a website which is 90% adverts - you know the type - pay a company a big slice for being yet another on a huge list...
It goes on.
I am realistic that this type of book is very much a niche genre, unlikely to generate wide interest (perhaps), unless other factors like fame or endorcement by someone famous come by.
But, I'm an optimist nonetheless - so fingers crossed.

Cheers

H
__________________
Known to follow bird waves.
halftwo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Monday 8th April 2019, 12:39   #10
Warixenjalka
Registered User
 
Warixenjalka's Avatar

 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Finland
Posts: 926
Wow! Well done H2.

Do you have pictures there also? Good photos (or paintings) could make it easier to sell... maybe. Pictures can be somebody else if you don't have enough "artistic".

I have a "book project" too, but it has nothing to do with birds.
__________________
Last lifer: Booted Warbler #424, WP ticks: 315, Finnish ticks: 257, Eco ticks: 195 (Rock Pipit) , Yard tics (alltime): 107 (Common Whitethroat), Photo ticks: 382 (Booted Warbler)
Warixenjalka is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 9th April 2019, 17:45   #11
halftwo
Wird Batcher
 
halftwo's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Silkstone Common
Posts: 8,529
Blog Entries: 1
Hi Wari,

No, no illustrations - I'm hoping the words will do.

I've sent it off to a publisher now.

Fingers crossed!!
__________________
Known to follow bird waves.
halftwo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Tuesday 9th April 2019, 17:50   #12
delia todd
Moderator but....... If I say the wrong thing put it down to Senior Moments
BF Supporter 2019
 
delia todd's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Perthshire
Posts: 244,298
..... and my toes too H2
__________________
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed

2006 63, 2007 52, 2008 46, 2009 32, 2010 31, 2011 27 Total 81

Latest Patch tick: Magpie
1506 - 96


The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing - Socrates
delia todd is online now  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 9th April 2019, 20:31   #13
Kits
Social Media Editor
BF Supporter 2019
 
Kits's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 132,442
A library will have a book of literary agents and the markets/genres in which they specialise. Publishing houses get hundreds of unsolicited manuscripts sent and, sadly, have a tendency to ignore them. Google might help with a list of literary agents.
__________________
Kits

"Sail away from safe harbor. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain
Kits is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Wednesday 10th April 2019, 12:10   #14
halftwo
Wird Batcher
 
halftwo's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Silkstone Common
Posts: 8,529
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks, Kits,

Yes, some publishers don't (probably for good reason) accept manuscripts except via an agent - but that adds another layer of expense into the whole process.

I'll wait to see what reaction I get from the publishers before deciding my next step.

Cheers,

H
__________________
Known to follow bird waves.
halftwo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 12th April 2019, 10:44   #15
stuartvine
Registered User
 
stuartvine's Avatar

 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Surbiton
Posts: 709
Good luck with getting it published - I'll be in the market for a copy - in any format.
__________________
"Let loose the Kraken!"
stuartvine is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Saturday 13th April 2019, 18:57   #16
halftwo
Wird Batcher
 
halftwo's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Silkstone Common
Posts: 8,529
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks, Stuart.

I'm going to start on the 2nd one soon!
__________________
Known to follow bird waves.
halftwo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 14th April 2019, 11:53   #17
Mono
Hi!
 
Mono's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Lake District,UK
Posts: 1,936
Have you thought of print on demand with Amazon
https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US
Mono is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Sunday 14th April 2019, 18:04   #18
halftwo
Wird Batcher
 
halftwo's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Silkstone Common
Posts: 8,529
Blog Entries: 1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mono View Post
Have you thought of print on demand with Amazon
https://kdp.amazon.com/en_US
Yes, but I'm not a big Amazon fan.
__________________
Known to follow bird waves.
halftwo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Wednesday 29th May 2019, 17:23   #19
halftwo
Wird Batcher
 
halftwo's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Silkstone Common
Posts: 8,529
Blog Entries: 1
Hello, again.

Well, the publishers liked it!

I've signed a contract and it's over to them to do their thing.

It could take a couple or more months, but it's on its way!!

Watch this space!
__________________
Known to follow bird waves.
halftwo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Wednesday 29th May 2019, 18:17   #20
delia todd
Moderator but....... If I say the wrong thing put it down to Senior Moments
BF Supporter 2019
 
delia todd's Avatar

 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Perthshire
Posts: 244,298
Many congratulations H2!!!

__________________
In between goals is a thing called life, that has to be lived and enjoyed

2006 63, 2007 52, 2008 46, 2009 32, 2010 31, 2011 27 Total 81

Latest Patch tick: Magpie
1506 - 96


The only true wisdom is knowing you know nothing - Socrates
delia todd is online now  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Wednesday 29th May 2019, 19:31   #21
Kits
Social Media Editor
BF Supporter 2019
 
Kits's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 132,442
Brilliant news, H! Well done!
__________________
Kits

"Sail away from safe harbor. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain
Kits is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Wednesday 29th May 2019, 20:39   #22
halftwo
Wird Batcher
 
halftwo's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Silkstone Common
Posts: 8,529
Blog Entries: 1
Thanks, Delia & Kits.

I'm very excited!
__________________
Known to follow bird waves.
halftwo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 7th June 2019, 06:04   #23
halftwo
Wird Batcher
 
halftwo's Avatar

 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Silkstone Common
Posts: 8,529
Blog Entries: 1
The title, 'Razor in the Wind', is taken from the lyrics of "Spanish Stroll" by Mink Deville. It is strictly a no-no to quote song lyrics in books without permission (& usually a large fee) but the publishers have assured me that the title is fine - which means it falls within the amount allowed to be used.
So, 'Razor in the Wind' it is.
Watch this space, they're working on it!
__________________
Known to follow bird waves.
halftwo is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Friday 7th June 2019, 21:17   #24
Kits
Social Media Editor
BF Supporter 2019
 
Kits's Avatar

 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 132,442
How exciting, H. I am so pleased for you.
__________________
Kits

"Sail away from safe harbor. Explore. Dream. Discover." Mark Twain
Kits is offline  
Reply With Quote

BF Supporter 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Support BirdForum With A Donation

Old Tuesday 11th June 2019, 09:23   #25
stuartvine
Registered User
 
stuartvine's Avatar

 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Surbiton
Posts: 709
Congratulations, absolutely brilliant - keep us informed!
__________________
"Let loose the Kraken!"
stuartvine is offline  
Reply With Quote
Advertisement
Reply


Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
gos finished hunterpaul Wildlife Art 9 Wednesday 17th September 2008 21:52
Finished going through my archive......... martin kitching Butterflies and Moths 19 Thursday 5th October 2006 15:03
Things that don't get finished...... wilder Your Birding Day 3 Monday 15th August 2005 23:51
Going from sketch to finished painting nightheron28 Wildlife Art 17 Tuesday 12th July 2005 06:57

{googleads}

Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.26368308 seconds with 37 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 01:11.