I just got my first book published, Ask Me Anything
Other new authors also welcome
I assume by shit publish you mean self publish. Yes, I got an actually publisher.
I get roughly a buck per copy sold. Slightly more for digital than physical, which was surprising I thought I'd end up getting less on the digital.
It's too early to tell if it's selling well, it only came out just before Christmas, and I won't know for sure how many copies have sold until six months time when I get my first cut of the profits.
>when I get my first cut of the profits
pfft. you ARE a new author.
Novel. It's about an unhinged self-trained mage that coerces a demon into helping him commit matricide, and gets roped into working for Hell as a consequence. Target Audience is college age kids.
199 pages, 76,300 words.
Technically I started working on it when I was like 14, which was about a decade ago. The next several years included long bouts of writing nothing, frequently scrapping everything to start again, and taking breaks to write fanfiction. Most of that was growing pains. Starting from the most recent time I scrapped everything and started again it took about three years, in which I was also juggling university.
For comparison, a different project currently sitting on backburner only took about four months to finish the first draft and the second draft.
Through some freakish miracle of luck, I got my acceptance letter in the first rond of submissions I sent out and before I got a single rejection letter.
I do not have an agent.
google Draconian Symphony. First result should be on Amazon.
This bit here is one I always liked. For the record, it jumps around between a few different perspectives from chapter to chapter.
bunch of fanfic, some erotic comedy, Part 2 of this book which just needs a tad more tweaking to make it in-line with the editor's desired formatting, and another novel currently on its second draft that I'll finish when I'm done with the aforementioned tweaking.
>/lit/'s not gonna be happy
Good thing nobody gives a shit about /lit/'s retarded contrarian views.
Congrats on getting published OP. I'll admit it looks fairly 3edgy5me but I can respect that you've put the effort into it and took that momentous step toward getting published.
I might put it on my watch list to pick it up in a few weeks cause edgy feel to it aside it does have a kinda neat premise.
I agree with this - /lit/ initially was interesting to me because of its "anti-mainstream" contrarian viewpoints, but once I realized that there's never an actual opinion behind the "being contrarian for the sake of it" POV it got tiring very quickly.
Yes, submit some review copies to some places, commission some promo art, and some shilling at local social events I frequent. Gonna do that this weekend.
I just looked up a shitload of publishers, took note of which ones seemed like they'd be interested, and started sending off submissions.
Each one was tailored to that publisher's submission guidelines, but generally they had a pitch, followed by a chapter synopsis, and the first three chapters, and an author bio.
just part 1 and 2 for this storyline, but I got about ten books planned all in the same universe that are more or less one after the other,
one of the subplots of the duology is a thousand years of stagnation coming to an end, after which there's something of a slingshot effect of everything trying to make up for lost time.
This you dude?
Besides the abject creepiness, congrats seriously. I wish you the best of luck. You a normal here or do you just want to shit on the dreams of other prospective writers?
How did you write your story, by that I mean please take me through your planning process.
I'm sitting in front of 10k words worth of scenes that have a rough place in my novel but I'm worried about introducing too many plot points.
I generally come up with characters then find characters with themes that mesh and think of where they can go, then work back and forth from that into a story arc.
if I feel like a theme is worth developing more I research mythology and folklore that might be related and find things to draw from.
If I feel like I'm cramming too many things into one book I stick the setting up stuff in one book so I can cash in on them, so to speak, in the next
/lit/ isn't even really contrarian, it's a fucking literature board. YA and fantasy shit just don't belong here by definition.
That having been said, it's really cool that OP got an actual publisher and I hope his book sells well.
>no ratings on goodreads yet
How much will you pay me to write you a good 5 star review?
Benjamin is a ravenous consumer and creator of media, with a passion for speculative fiction. He primarily deals with themes of the occult, transhumanism, and mythology. Most days he runs on extra strength Ceylon tea, and he shares in the Australian appetite for alcohol. In his spare time, he also enjoys video games and the occasional rave.
/lit/ is probably the only board on 4chan that is identifibly non-contrarian. Look at our top 100 list... If you take away the rankings (because books get meme'd to the top) you have a pretty standard top 100. A lot of those books you'd see in any top 100. If we were contrarian we would be reading books no one else has ever heard of, which no one on this board does.