Chronicles Of A Child CriminalAs many of you know, I have been trying to get published for several months. I tried all the self-publishers first, and they all want me to pay them. If you have a good story you should not have to pay anyone!
My Lori was thinking about Ms. Rowling when we saw the "JK Rowling Story" on TV. She asked me, "Why can't you do that?" After several minutes of hem-hawing over how we do not live in the UK, and how the publishing companies over there won't accept anything from me, in the exact (not 100% exactly) center of the USA... I said something that brought on an inspiration. The turning point of my pursuit for fame...
We have our own publishing houses in the US.
That was it. After several months of trying to find the best deal on "self-publishers", I decided to change the search parameters on google to look for "traditional publishers", and that was all it took!
I was able to find publishing houses that will accept a manusc
At the time Random House actually had a posting that they do not accept unsolicited manusc
When I saw they had a link to submit my manusc
Five thousand isn't that much. There are at least 5,000 people in my neighborhood! Of course, not everybody is from one of the 5 largest cities in the country, but that makes it relative to the number of people here, 5,000 isn't very many books at all. Also, I have had to delete some of my stories, the ones that have sections of the book verbatim, and I noticed that some of my stories have been viewed more than 2,000 times - and that is only here on EP! So I had no problem with the terms.
Yesterday, October 19, 2011 at 1300 hrs mountain time, my book was finalized and sent to the printers! They say it should be available in appx 8 weeks, and I should have my "Author's Copy" within the next few days - possibly Monday or Tuesday. The book will be available through Amazon.com and at Barnes and Noble Booksellers and online retailers. It is in my contract to attend book signings and other promotional or marketing venues. So I may be coming to your town soon!
I can't wait to meet all of my friends in person! Oh, and today is my brother's birthday! Happy Birthday Hound Dog!
MichaelDuMaine 36-40, M 1 Response 2 Oct 20, 2011