25 October 2011, Marketing - more Publisher Contact
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: Yesterday, I showed you the form my publisher wants for prospective novels. My publisher is OakTara www.OakTara.com. I already sent Aksinya to my publisher. I formatted the novel just as I showed you before. I produced the forms just like I showed you. I emailed the complete manuscript and the information form to my publisher. I haven't heard back, but that's okay. I have two other works on contract with them (Sister of Light www.SisterofLight.com and Sister of Darkness www.SisterofDarkness.com ) and I have another eight novels under consideration with them. They are up to their eyeballs in work, books, and reading my other novels. I'll keep you informed.
In spite of the fact I haven't heard anything back about Aksinya, I'll give you information about my next novel that should be coming out (anytime).
Tomorrow, acceptance and contracts.
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/.