Publishing is Tricky!
Wow, so I thought finding a publisher would be tricky, but possible. Hmmmmm...
I submitted my manuscript, all the synopsis info and all the other gubbins that publishers want to a whole heap of literary agents and waited patiently. I did get a couple of nice rejection letters, which was ok I guess, but disappointing. Mostly though, I got nothing back at all.
So then I was faced with the decision... Do I carry on going through this loop of submitting my work to more and more agents in the hope that I strike it lucky? I know that this is what many, if not all, traditionally-published authors have done, but to be honest, as my missus says, I am waaaaay too impatient for that.
Nope... I decided that it was self-publishing time. After all, I never went into this thinking that I was going to be the next Stephen King. It is my furlough project.
Well, I never knew how many self-publishing companies there are out there. There are lots and some of them charge an absolute fortune!
In the end, I opted for Kindle Book Publishing (http://www.kindle-book-publishing.co.uk). I researched the Kindle platform and I could have done all the hard work formatting the manuscript and setting up the accounts, etc, but I figured that Yanina and the guys were willing to do it for me, and their fees were around the amount that I was willing to pay. I know my way around a website and social media promotions so decided that most of what the other companies were offering, I could do for myself (With the able assistant of Lisa of course).
So, after a few email conversations, I decided to go for it! Self-Publishing here we come!