The winners of the free book (as detailed below) are –
Terrylee Warren – D W Wilkin and Annie Whitehead
Congratulations and thank you for entering – sadly if you, dear reader, want a copy then the outlets are listed below. Maybe next time eh?
This post is suitable for you readers out there and also my fellow Authors / Writers (published or not).
I’ll keep this short and sweet and concentrate on the salient facts so far.
Every writer needs a reader. Every reader needs a well-written book but we writers need something extra – we require exposure – otherwise the reader is unaware of what’s available.
And so it came to pass – getting biblical eh? – that I sought out the best literary gatekeepers I could find (for ‘gatekeepers’ read Literary Agents). Eventually a nice lady agent (and well respected in the literary world) took up my challenge and expressed more than a passing interest in “The King’s Jew”. Channels of communication opened and it seemed I had found my goal of mainstream publishing.
Changes were suggested – including the title. I went along with the process with beating heart. I was asked to withdraw “The King’s Jew” from sale, with a view to it being taken up by one of the ‘Big’ publishers. Agents don’t make decisions on their own though and, sadly, the offer of representation was eventually withdrawn. To say I then ‘wondered lonely as a cloud’ is an understatement!
So what to do next?
Well I’d made a few changes, rectified some typos, had the book reformatted and even had a suggestion as to a different style of cover (I’d even changed the title!!! And that hurt).
Then I saw an article in the news feed concerning a new publishing venture called Pronoun – here’s a link – https://pronoun.com/ The blurb went as follows
“Sell your book on all major retailers, and keep 100% of your earnings.”
Sound too good to be true?
“The King’s Jew” had only been for sale under the ever darkening umbrella of Amazon and achieved good sales and reviews. But what if I could get it out to the other retailers quickly and easily with ‘Pronoun’ as the designated publisher? I delved deeper into the ‘Pronoun’ raison d’être and was rather impressed.
It seemed I could upload my book file and ‘Pronoun’ would convert it into an eBook suitable for and sold on; Amazon, Kobo, Google Books, Barnes and Noble and Apple. AND I get to keep all monies from sales as ‘Pronoun’ currently takes not one cent from me (sales are subject to normal Amazon type percentages though – but that’s normal). AND I have increased my sales outlets fivefold!
To sum up – the main title stays the same (thanks to the advice of my many Facebook readers and friends who helped in my decision). The subtitle changed so it is now
“The King’s Jew.
Book One. At the tomb of King Edward the First. Westminster, 1307”
And is available at the following outlets:
Amazon = http://amzn.to/1WTrZMv
Kobo = http://bit.ly/1NEdzzd
Google Play = http://bit.ly/1MIR0nQ
Apple iTunes = http://apple.co/1WO8470
Barnes & Noble – Nook = http://bit.ly/1PDDPtD
To sum up, the summing up –
Does this collaboration with ‘Pronoun’ as my publisher mean that I am no longer self-published?
The answer is that I’m not sure. What do you think dear reader?
I will devote an in-depth post to ‘Pronoun’ in the coming weeks as we bed down together but what I can say is that communication between us is easy; every question answered and resolved. Would I recommend using the ‘Pronoun’ platform to other writers? At this point in our relationship, I’d give an emphatic ‘YES’ so watch this space for a detailed review. If you want to talk to me about ‘Pronoun’ or anything else just SHOUT!
UPDATED !(Monday 16th Nov) !!! Now then – as you’ve read this far I believe you need a reward.
Leave a comment and I’ll pick THREE names at random from my black fedora and send a FREE copy of the latest eBook incarnation of “The King’s Jew. Book One.”
“Now there’s a bargain,” as a gypsy friend of mine used to say.