New to Publishing? by Dennis Scheel
When you have that first story all ready, maybe even edited and proofread it… the excitement, you feel! Will others like it? Is it worth trying the publishing route? – Vanity Publishing; what’s that?
When you first start out, the questions can be endless and will depend on which route you want to try, so let’s backtrack a little.
Firstly; The Script! It needs to get done first. When you’ve put all the sweat and hard work into it, the question remains; do you want BETA readers, or maybe an editor? There are groups to get BETA readers if you want that (Goodreads has some, for example, or betareader.io) I more want to mention what I consider most important at this stage, however; the editor, which can be very helpful to the given script, some pieces require more work than others, but it is something you should at least consider.
Secondly; Publishing? When it’s all ready, you could attempt to try publishers, the long wait can be grueling waiting for a reply. The closest I ever got was a great rejection, heh.
But Vanity Publishing, you may ask. This is to pay for it, a business, which works in the way of them being paid by you to publish. If you have the money, this is a way you could go. I would, however, say to go with the third option if the traditional way doesn’t work, Self-Publishing.
Thirdly; Advertising. This is the one, which could be very hard for a new author. It can be a jungle to find where to advertise, let alone how. You have this great piece, at least you think so, and want others to discover it too. How do you accomplish this?
Advertising can be a maze, you could try it through Amazon if that is your platform. Or go straight to google. There are tons of sites for book interested to find you, bookbub is one. What I found works best is to run some advertising while you have a discount on your title. This, however, is all my experiences, others may have a magical way, which worked for only them, I wouldn’t know. Some authors have started with fanfiction, for example, and gotten their name out, which can help tremendously. Or you could try, as some do, with YouTube. By bringing the attention to who you are this way could also bring much-needed attention to you…
Dennis Scheel has always had the stories running in his head, but not until after his accident, which left him mute and paralyzed on the right side was he able to tell them. After he worked his way back, he wanted to try to tell his story once more since an acquaintance told him there was talent in his poetry, he had been convinced by his ex not to write for ten years, she insisted he had no talent. This time tried in English since all other times failed. Finally, he succeeded, and he never stopped writing since. Which led to the completion of No Way Back- The Underworlds and the sequel Taken With a Dark Desire: The Underworlds