02-28-2008 07:15 PM
After completing my paranormal romance for young adults, "Witchfire," I had my first manuscript in hand, but then came the hard part! Following just over a year of receiving ultimately encouraging, but non-fruitful rejection letters from literary agencies, I decided to take my manuscript to an e-publisher. I finally signed with synergebooks.com who has agreed to publish my entire series of seven books. Two of my favorite authors were discovered through e-publishing and are now New York Times Bestsellers. In the literary world, it is difficult to get your foot in the door. I believe that epublishing gives the writer a firmer foothold in achieving their goals for a more mainstream publication.
I do have my reservations about paying a publishing house to edit and/or publish my book in any form. I do not believe it is necessary to pay to have your book published. In fact, it seems ridiculous to me. With epublishing, the writer does pay a percentage from each download/sale of their book to their online publisher, but the writer does not pay for editing or book cover design or the multiple versions of formatting needed to distribute the book to various online ebook dealers.
I am all for self-publishing, but I do not believe you should have to pay for these services any more than a percentage of your sales.
"Magic Ignites With A Bite."