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!
Another exciting event in 2019 has been my wife’s (alias, Tess) writing career. Despite battling cancer she has been busy writing her first novel. The first draft has been finished and gone through an initial edit. Her next step is to make any corrections needed and send it back to me for editing. She may be working on it right now!
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.
As the person
responsible for the IT Management and the Company Finances I always look for ways
of cutting costs. By making the switch from Godaddy hosting to WordPress
hosting I saved money. That is always a big plus!
But the timing
was also right because of our recent addition of TR Writing Services. With the
switch I have been able to create a more in-depth view of this business
enabling viewers to get a better view of it. Since we are upfront in our
literature about pricing I wanted potential customers to see what we do and the
cost of what we offer!
For a variety of reasons I have begun working on a new website for our T & R Independent Books. The current website is located at tr-indbkstore.com. It has served us for awhile now. The new site is right here at rfrederickriddleblog.com. I have been working on it and would like to know your opinion.Continue reading “I Need Your Help!”
if you are writing a novel, always try to keep your characters separate and unique. They are allowed to change, but the reader needs to observe the change, especially if the character’s nature changes from bad to good, or good to bad!
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.
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!