As a disclaimer I have never received a rejection slip because I have never used traditional publishers. As an Indie publisher I have the ultimate power or authority and I can exercise that authority over when my book is published. I may change my mind, but if I want it published it gets published.
These days the author has more responsibility than ever before and more opportunities!
In days gone by the author wrote a novel, submitted it to a publisher, and once accepted, relaxed. But that is no longer true!
I knew nothing about writing other than I wanted to write books, novels in particular. My first step in my journey actually took place as a child. I liked to daydream and I had a good imagination. I would adopt characters from television and I would become that character, then I would fight the bad guys. I was a hero both on Earth and in outer space. But transitioning to a teenager I started writing my stories.
These days the author has more responsibility than ever before – and more opportunities!
We have an inner desire to be independent, to be free to do our own thing.
Discover your genre or genres, learn their characteristics, and search for agents in that genre. No matter what, I think you should consider it. But you should explore the world of agents. You might find one you like.
Let’s use your imagination for a
moment. You’ve written your book whether it’s fiction or non-fiction. You’ve taken advantage of built-in spelling and grammar checkers; you’ve spent hours
check your book and now have an error free book. You submit your book to KDP and it passes all their tests and is published. You get your copy of the
published work and decide to read it. As you read your book errors start popping up.
“Oh no!” you cry!
Your published work has errors!
Chances are you’re thinking I’m not interested in a business, I just want to write and sell books. But surprise, writing books is a business!
setting up your margins is critical to your books. Moreover, you need to set up orientation, headers, footers, and more.
before you make that decision you will want to search the internet and discover who and what these publishers are. Even more important, is to decide the overall direction you want to go.