It's been a long time since I have been on here. There is so much that has happened, I'm surprised I finally remembered. I've decided to self publish my first novel. With no luck trying traditional publishing, the next best thing was to self publish. What helped, I already had a team behind me ready and willing to help. It was a hard decision at first to make the plunge because a publishing house asked for my full manuscript only a few months before. They were excited about my book and wanted a new fantasy series. They told me they would let me know their final decision. A few months past and I heard nothing. I emailed them to find out if they had decided on my book; still no response. I finally made the decision to pull my manuscript and venture out on my own. I was very excited and hoping I made the right decision. I can tell you, I did.
I have gone through the copy-edit of my book, I've seen the inside of my cover and the book cover itself all in a matter of two months. I had waited over 6 for the publisher to get back to me. Even when I pulled my manuscript, I still didn't hear from them. I am not going to tell you it is cheap, because it is not. However, for being my first novel I wanted to really go all in. There are platforms to use when self publishing, but I just wanted my first to be perfect. It is getting close to the end. I am not really good at keeping up with posting, but now it's time to change.
Katharine Ann Melton