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ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia

Book Finished Today (1 Viewer)

halftwo

Wird Batcher
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
 

delia todd

If I said the wrong thing it was a Senior Moment
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Scotland
Congratulations H2.... what's your book called?

Good luck with finding a publisher.
 

halftwo

Wird Batcher
Thanks, Delia,

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

It's a prose-poetry book on nature, mainly about Hobbies.
 

delia todd

If I said the wrong thing it was a Senior Moment
Staff member
Opus Editor
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Scotland
Mmmmm.... it sounds great lad.

Can you keep us updated and let us know when it gets published then.
 

Kits

Picture Picker
If it is anything like the writing on here, it will be incredible, H. Well done. Do you have an agent?
 

halftwo

Wird Batcher
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
 

Warixenjalka

Birdwitcher
Finland
Wow! Well done H2. B :)

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.
 

halftwo

Wird Batcher
Hi Wari,

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

I've sent it off to a publisher now.

Fingers crossed!!
 

Kits

Picture Picker
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.
 

halftwo

Wird Batcher
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
 

halftwo

Wird Batcher
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!
 
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
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