These days, small publishers will want to see that you have an active profile online before they’ll consider publishing you. Smaller publishers do not have the budgets of the bigger boys, and therefore rely on the authors to promote their own works and make sales.
So what if your colleagues think you’re more sex obsessed than Michael Douglas on Viagra – better that than being known as the one who steals the toilet rolls.
I can understand perfectly why many excellent writers find this terribly frustrating. Their work, which is every bit as good as anything created by a celebrity author, may never get noticed—or even published—whereas if they were famous, well, it would likely be a very different story.
Agents and publishers receive thousands of submissions every year. They’re often reluctant to say how many, but on one agents website I was reading last week, it said the figure was in the region of 2,000 a year. The same agent said they took on around two new authors a year.
Even those who still accept post will not thank you for packages containing glitter bombs or any other quirky method of communication.
It was my favourite book to write as not only does it have a lot of ‘action’ in all senses of the word.
If you every find yourself with the same predicament, here are my top ten tips, which might help you decide
I wasn’t sure whether a publisher would accept it as it is rather on the racy side to say the least
The stories are diverse in theme and category, and come with a ‘kink’ rating so readers have an idea of what’s in store!
No-one thinks Martina Cole goes around torturing people or JK Rowling can actually perform magic. It’s fiction. Get over it and write it all down.