Rowanvale books Here's the website Thanks. I did check it out before posting the first comment.
All I did was follow them on Twitter.That is seriously it. They contacted me after months I strongly suspect there are much better, hassle-free opportunities for you.
Be skeptical. This is what used to be called a vanity press. They will charge you a fee for editing, packaging and marketing your book. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but many of these places that offer this kind of "service" yet call themselves a publisher basically only charge a fee to put everything together and then leave the writer in the lurch without doing much on the marketing end. I don't know this company, so I don't know if they're reputable or not. However, in your shoes, I would proceed very carefully at most, and really would be inclined to stay away from them. If you're working on something you want to try to publish commercially, there are two good ways to go. You can publish independently and use freelance editors, beta readers and cover artists, then you can register an author's page on Amazon and upload your book for sale. You probably already know about sites like Smashwords, etc. There are reputable freelancers and even one company I know of who offer all of these services, including formatting and uploading, who are reputable and reliable. The other way to go is to keep working on your story or novel until you feel like it's ready, then start submitting it to commercial publishers. Ebook publishers are generally the best bet for getting your work out there. A decent publisher will have their own marketing department and get you more exposure than you will on your own, although any publisher expects their writers to promote themselves as well. I happen to suck at this, which is one of many reasons I'm a publisher's worst nightmare. Whether you go indie or with a publisher, the more promotion you do on your own the more likely you are to sell a few books. There are some very successful indie writers out there, but they are tireless self-promoters.I won't presume to know how you got on this company's radar, but it sounds like they're targeting unpublished writers to hustle. I'm sorry to sound disparaging, but it pays to be careful. I don't know you and I don't know your writing (though I will try to remedy that soon), but when a company that seems more intent on selling itself to an unknown, unpublished author it pays to be suspicious. If you're serious about writing and publishing then please feel free to send me a PM if you think a recommendation or two might help.
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww79/lilwhippet/SG205382edit1_zpsabd18a4b.jpg The Royal Crescent, Bath UK This is a spectacular photo. Beautifully done.
Easy. That is Oberon . Unfortunately he has deleted his account while ago and took his work with him. I still can't get over that. He was absolute one. His work had so many layers, really high quality writing. Lush has lost a lot with his disappearance. Absolutely. Oberon is the real deal. I miss his stories, too. And I miss him. I didn't know him especially well, but he always struck me as an incredibly nice guy and totally oblivious to how good he really is.I'm happy to see Lisa mentioned as well. She is, in a word, superb. It wouldn't be hard to make a list even longer than Dancing Doll's. It would look a lot like hers, too, but Oberon and Saga are two writers I'm really happy to see mentioned here.
I wish I could say I don't care about votes or comments, but I do. Much more about comments than votes. It means a lot when someone takes the time to comment either way, but I don't send out lots of thank yous unless someone says something pretty surprising or meaningful. Writing time comes at a premium, so that comes first. But if anyone is reading this who has commented on any of my stuff and not been properly thanked, please let me thank you now. Your comments are what drive me to try to write as well as I can and give you something you'll enjoy reading.I comment on stories when I've been surprised by them for some reason. Usually it's in the quality of the writing and/or character portrayal. In erotic stories, it's much more likely the surprise will come from the characters rather than the plot or sex. Sometimes I'll comment mostly to encourage the writer, especially if they're newish and show some spark of personality or potential. This is the kind of writing that's most interesting to me. A while ago, I decided to stop commenting at all on other people's work, but after looking through the comments in this thread I realize it was a dumb idea. I just wish I had more time to read.
There are many wonderful writers here to enjoy for so many different reasons. A good many of my own favorites have been mentioned already. I wouldn't want to be repetitive, but sweet-as-candy, delphi, irie and clarabelle should definitely be mentioned along with those who've already been named. But....if it were a matter of boiling it down to one...LadyX. She's got all our asses kicked.
Congratulations to all! It's especially sweet to see such deserving friends win and be acknowledged. Y'all rock!
The ultimate one for me would be to quit. Finally.
Thank you all most kindly. And you can blame the cover on DD. She does awesome work. :-)
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