I know it has been awhile, but I have had a lot in the works of late. As you know The Hunters has been my latest pet project. Although we did not win America's Next Author I did get some great exposure and encouragement! Thanks to everyone who voted.
I also "won" NaNoWriMo.Though I didn't finish the novel, I did get the 50,000 word minimum. I am eagerly working on that story while The Hunters is in final, final, final edits. (I know, I thought it was in final edits a couple rounds ago, but due to people not really liking working for free.... but that leads me to my next exciting project!)
My latest project has been to join forces with my good friend, and fellow author, Dawn Tevy (the creator of Angels & Warriors.) We are putting together an indie publishing house run by authors, for authors.
It is such a great concept and I am pleased that The Hunters will be published under this company, Soul Star Multimedia. We have been hard at work putting together teams of contractors who are willing to work with authors who want the freedom of self-publishing, but who may not have the income to pay professionals upfront and/or do not have the experience to go it alone. We are even open to those authors who have the experience, but don't have the time. That is ok too.
The key to this venture working is for us to produce quality products that we feel passionate about. I am pleased to say that we have quite a few passionate folks signing up to work with us! We have publishing agents, content editors, line editors, marketing specialists, formatting specialists, audio book specialists, tons of great resources for new authors working on a limited budget, and we are working on a bunch of other great services!
Now to start hunting down some great stories.
Have you written a book? Are you interested in publishing? Send me a query to Hangell531@gmail.com. Put in the subject line "Query for (title of your book and name of author here)"
In the query, give me your back cover blurb, tell me a bit about you as an author, your experience in writing/ publishing and what you are hoping to get from Soul Star. Attach the first ten pages of your story to the e-mail. I will forward these to our publishing agents.
The Hunters will be published on January 10th, 2013 and I am eager to get the ball rolling on our next project. We want to bring in some fresh blood and help authors achieve their dreams. If you have a book written and polished, and are ready to be published, give it a shot!
Until Next Time,