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Resources for The Meeting on 5th of May
With the Writers' Resources meeting on the 5th of May looming on the horizon I have compiled some links which I hope will be helpful:
Write-up of the e-publishing meeting
In a fascinating evening about e-publishing, Thure Etzold, Richard Gould, Hannah Hooton, Nick Sireau, and Josephine Warrior told a full house about their experiences. They all seemed to have enjoyed exploring the new medium, seeing their name racing up charts, though their approaches vary. Thure, Richard and Hannah did much of the work themselves. Nick paid others to do editing, covers, etc. Jo found a publisher (Carina Press) who acted much like a traditional publisher. Already there are support services available for e-publishers. If you want a job done there are places where you can ask for tenders. Whatever approach you take you still need to be professional - ask for samples and references; send off dozens of email messages until you find what you want.
* Why do it? All talked about the difficulty with getting an agent let alone a contract, especially if the work doesn't fit into a popular genre. If it won't sell in a supermarket, forget it. Self-publishing/e-publishing can be the only option. You're going to have to enjoy the process because there's won't be big financial rewards.