23 October 2011, Marketing - Acceptance
Introduction: I realized that I need to introduce this blog a little. I wrote the novel Aksinya: Enchantment and the Daemon. The working title was Daemon, and this was my 21st novel. Over the last year, I gave you the entire novel in installments that included commentary on the writing. In the commentary, in addition to other general information on writing, I explained, how the novel was constructed, the metaphors and symbols in it, the writing techniques and tricks I used, and the way I built the scenes. You can look back through this blog and read the entire novel.
I'm using this novel as an example of how I produce, market, and eventually (we hope) get a novel published. I'll keep you informed along the way. At this moment, I'm showing you the marketing material I put together for a novel.
Today's Blog: In the future, I might take the time to write about finding a publisher. I could give you my own story in great detail, but there are lots of sites with that information on them. I think much of it is sweat, opportunity, and finding a publisher who really likes your writing. Instead, I want to focus on what happens when you finally connect with a publisher.
The first point is all the marketing material I showed you how to write and put together. Your first contact with a publisher will usually be in their format or in the general format I provided you. I'll show you my publisher's format and explain an example from Aksinya. Since I sent my publisher this information, this is the real thing--a publisher contact.
Tomorrow contacting a publisher.
I'll repeat my published novel websites so you can see more examples: http://www.ldalford.com/, and the individual novel websites: http://www.aegyptnovel.com/, http://www.centurionnovel.com/, http://www.thesecondmission.com/, http://www.theendofhonor.com/, http://www.thefoxshonor.com/, and http://www.aseasonofhonor.com/.