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    As I am a very creative person in generel I also assume writing is one of my favourite things to do, I startet with short stories as a teenager and now it evolved a little bit more - but still I see myself as very new in the literature scene or context, whatever u may call it ...
    Therefore my question is - did u ever publish something, do u have any advices?
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    Hey, just bumped into your post! I do love writing myself, but I have never published - haven't had the time yet, or the opportunity for that matter. Plus I am not even sure my writing is good enough But I'd be really interested in knowing how other people have, so I will definitely keep an eye on this topic
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    As I am, just in search for any publisher - well as newbie in the topic, as I consider myself it is not that easy to find sonething, there are a lot of different opportunities and what to do newxt, like aso who corrects my texts, what about a layout and a cover? A lot of things to accomplish, that are not quite easy I think.
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    Self publishing is easier. If you want to get published by a publisher, you could have a long hard slog on your hands.

    My website is www.wolfborn.co.uk if you're interested.
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    I am a published poet. In high school I was one of a number of students to have their work chosen for a book
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    (Original post by Lucasium)
    I am a published poet. In high school I was one of a number of students to have their work chosen for a book
    Oh aye me too. Spellbound thinggy.
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    I've publshed a novella, Singularity, though it hasn't done brilliantly well because I'm not fantastic at self-promotion, and besides I think that story's not exactly mainstream, so I feel a little like it's doing about as well as it's going to - at least at the moment.

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    Self publishing is easier. If you want to get published by a publisher, you could have a long hard slog on your hands.

    My website is www.wolfborn.co.uk if you're interested.
    Actually I've decided to look into traditional publishing options for The Force of the Gods, on the basis of 'well I've got to try, at least.' I have a feeling that it could do well if I just find the right publisher, and I've got nothing if not time on my hands

    How is the Wolf Born series faring these days, PMP?
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    (Original post by freelove)
    As I am a very creative person in generel I also assume writing is one of my favourite things to do, I startet with short stories as a teenager and now it evolved a little bit more - but still I see myself as very new in the literature scene or context, whatever u may call it ...
    Therefore my question is - did u ever publish something, do u have any advices?
    I've published all my poetry through contests as I didn't feel confident enough to go to a publisher myself.
    Therefore, my advice is - participate in contests, see where it takes you. It's always a whole load of fun as well. And practice, like as much as you can.
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    (Original post by Tootles)
    I've publshed a novella, Singularity, though it hasn't done brilliantly well because I'm not fantastic at self-promotion, and besides I think that story's not exactly mainstream, so I feel a little like it's doing about as well as it's going to - at least at the moment.

    Actually I've decided to look into traditional publishing options for The Force of the Gods, on the basis of 'well I've got to try, at least.' I have a feeling that it could do well if I just find the right publisher, and I've got nothing if not time on my hands

    How is the Wolf Born series faring these days, PMP?
    Good good. Got just under 1,700 followers on fb now. Gonna be a special guest again at Sheffield Arena in June for Yorkshire Cosplay Con 9. Got a prequel due out in the next few weeks.
    S'all good
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    (Original post by PinkMobilePhone)
    Good good. Got just under 1,700 followers on fb now. Gonna be a special guest again at Sheffield Arena in June for Yorkshire Cosplay Con 9. Got a prequel due out in the next few weeks.
    S'all good
    I've got like 50 and they don't seem to notice my posts,
    I've still got to get my head around this self-promotion malarchy
    :getmecoat:

    Sounds good though. I've seen some of what you've been doing on Facebook, looks like you're doing pretty well for yourself
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    Yeah - check out Young Writers, that started me off.
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    (Original post by Tootles)
    I've got like 50 and they don't seem to notice my posts,
    I've still got to get my head around this self-promotion malarchy
    :getmecoat:

    Sounds good though. I've seen some of what you've been doing on Facebook, looks like you're doing pretty well for yourself
    I just push myself rather a lot lol
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    just articles for the local online newspaper
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    all my shizz is on the "interweb"

    www.longspoon.wordpress.com
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    Freelove, I really don't know much about this myself, but if you wanted to go with a publishing house I have heard of one called Novum publishing. Apparently they have a lot of young authors / first books. However I cannot comment on self-publishing, how hard or easy that is, I can just imagine it must be nice for someone to "old your hand" for your first book.
    I didn't know you could be chosen in your class to publish a book! That's so cool. If only that had happened to me but I guess I chose the wrong specialisation for that.
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    Thanks all!
    Publishing through contests may be quite good, never done that before, but also depends on which genre, are there a lot of contests and of course u do not always win! :-)
    Novum, never heard that before - any more infos, how did u come upon that?
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    Just because I was researching on publishing houses for young writers, and found an article about them online. They seem to have published an Austrian writer who became very famous subsequently, so that tickled my interest. I am afraid I am not an expert on the matter myself - has anyone else heard about this company or has any experience they care to share?
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    A good friendof my family published his novel a year ago with the help of Novum! Before hepublished his book, he was an unknown author and has never wrote or publishedanything before. Normally the lack of a good reputation and the financialrisks, that come along with it, are the main reasons why many publishing housesrefuse to publish the work of unknown authors, but as I’ve heard Novum especiallyfocuses on them (if you take a holding in the production costs) They offerthree different packages including editorial report, production andadvertising… That’s all I know about them but if you need to know more, I couldask my friend for further information?
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    Wow, the world is small is all I can say. I know very little of how these things work, but does that mean that some publishing houses are more likely to take young writers than others? I mean it seems obvious in any case, but is Novum one that is specialised only on that then?
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    Yes, that would be more than nice to have more to know about that, also how was the interaction with her, was she satisfied, did they care good enough for her needs? Like did she have good support and service?
 
 
 
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