Thank you for the welcome Scribbler. I am excited about Authors.com and looking forward to learning new things. I am not really an agent, but rather a sort of administrative assistant doing all the little self-publishing tasks that bog down a writer and take him/her away from writing. I do deal with different genres. Science fiction is my late night escape.
Thanks for replying, Susan. If you're not an angel like Kay said you must have the patience of a saint. Writers can be very temperamental in my experience. I don't think I'd like to work with me even! :) Hope you come around often.
I've spent most of my working life interacting with customers and so I have developed a pretty thick skin. I've found that when people step over that line it works best to calmly point out that you are there to help them, but you need their help to be able to do that. That usually turns them around and if it doesn't you can always end the relationship as tactfully as possible.
The first thing authors, especially new authors, want to know about is what is involved in getting the book published and how the timing works. The individual tasks such as getting the ISBN and LCCN, getting testimonials and early reviews or permissions are not difficult, but they are tedious and you must keep detailed records so those are the kinds of things they most often delegate.
Oh and by the way, I'm not an angel. Just ask my husband.
Hi susan, I am a potentual writer whom have just completed a slim novel. I can always use any type of additional advice. If you know that you can give me any tips I'd be glad for such. And I hope to hear from you soon.
Hi Jaison, Nice to hear from you and good luck with the novel. Have you decided whether you will go with a publishing company or self-publish? I help people who go the self-publishing route, but there are advantages to both. Generally speaking you will make less $ per book with a traditional publisher, but a self-published book usually sells fewer copies so that is something to consider. Whether you go with a traditional publisher or do it yourself, you, the author, will be responsible for marketing so that is something you need to consider too. If you have specific questions I will be glad to share what I know.
I am very appreciative for the add as a friend. I have also a list of questions that I would like to ask,but the first thing that I am seeking is a publisher as I has the potential and the endurance to go on. My question is, what is the expectation that you personally would like to see next in a novel? And thank you for the encourage ment with my novel. I hope to hear from you soon.