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Publishig a book

I have recently written and self published a book, I found it quite difficult in selecting a publisher, and things were not as straightforward as it first seemed. Has anybody else some knowledge for me to use as I have now finished writing my second book and would like it to be seen by a wider audience, and I am well on my way with a third manuscript.

Created By on 20/10/2017

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Koda Original Poster
22nd Oct 2017 11:38:48
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This is why I need help, Spelling leaves a lot to be desired! ie. PUBLISHING A BOOK
Response from Oldchimer made on 30th Dec 2018 16:56:28
There are a couple of groups on Facebook that are for those who write & publish their own books, have a look they are a friendly bunch.
25th Dec 2018 23:00:46
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Well done for what you have achieved so far Koda, personally I would use Amazon it has a wide audience (I check it every day) and there are great success stories (e.g. Hugh Howie a personal favourite of mine) if your work attracts interest it will be picked up by a mainstream publisher from there. Always check the requirements for submission of manuscripts whoever you decide to go with, most are double spaced and do spellcheck, if you are not confident you could use a friend to read it through and make corrections. It's really important to get the opinions of other people before publishing - in fact it would be a great idea to start a writers group on this site where people can get the opinions of others. I really wish you the best of luck with this - you are further ahead in this endeavour than I am.
1st Dec 2017 08:19:16 (Last activity: 4th Dec 2017 15:40:12)
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I am writing a Sci-Fi book. I don't think I will publish it though. I do it because I can research subjects on line from physics to human behaviour and biology and learn something new each day. I have 33 chapters so far and on the third revision. Ihave a great time doing this!
Response from Koda Original Poster made on 4th Dec 2017 12:56:16
I have my second book nearly ready for publishing, I have found that I can while away several hours when I'm writing. Good hobby for those wet winter days!
Response from happyhacker made on 4th Dec 2017 15:40:12
Are you an ebook publisher? I read a lot of Amazon Sci-Fi books for Kindle but a bit fed up with the general theme of killing and destruction. There's obviously no fun in peace time!

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