Free Shit/ old school YLYL thread.
Oldfag here, I'm an independent science fiction writer getting started in the literary world and I need help getting established. I've written an 11 novel space opera series and I'm looking for people who might be interested in accepting free copies of the first two ebooks in the series in exchange for reviews on the books Amazon pages and goodreads.. I have about 8 reviews but these days you need about 100 before agents, publishers and potential readers will take a chance on a new writer. shoot me an email at [email protected] with the words "give me free shit" in the subject line and I'll send them along.
IN ADDITION.... to giving away free shit I will also begin posting pics and wallpapers from older YLYL threads I've saved over the years. It's win win. You'll get free books and content you likely haven't seen before since most of the stuff I have predates bananas and shit. Don't forget to bump!
Fuck off, I'm not reading that goddamn encyclopedia.
the last thread hit its limit..... i just gave away like 80 copies of books 1 and 2
i explained it in the other thread. after i got this started i realized that i couldnt find the external harddrive i had my YLYL stuff on so ive had to resort to wallpapers that werent put on those drives. heres a sample of what i could find.
>I have about 8 reviews but these days you need about 100 before agents, publishers and potential readers will take a chance on a new writer.
Dude, you should have submitted to agents straight away
You've restricted yourself with self-publishing, the books are "tainted" now. They're going to ask for sales figures, reviews and the like which you wouldn't have to amass if you went traditional publishing
In fact, if you've got though sales to impress an agent, why even need one? You'd be doing fine yourself without an agent and publisher getting cuts in your profit
Next time, write your book, hire a good editor, get the manuscript as good as can be and submit to agencies. Self publishing is a meme unless you're VERY good at marketing and social networking
Good luck man
i did. i had my stuff edited and submitted to agents for 2-3 years. th problem is that with the success of j k rowling and everyone trying to be her and the addition of NANOWRIMO the market is flooded. if someone told me i had no talent i mightve rethought thing but i heard NOTHING.... this is the progression of things
I've been there myself, sometimes the market just isn't ready. Best thing to do is gauge what's hot and write something new. Once you've got an agent and a publishing deal, they may be open to your other books
first book is 500 pages, others are 300, 375, 425, 600, 500, etc.
i wrote the books for my noe 13 yr old neice and made non MARY SUE characters for her to want to be like. This is Sereth, a magic using space pirates halfling daughter
im already working on new stuff and all 11 aare already written so theyre getting out either way and im already selling globally thanks to aggregators like KOBO and DRAFT2DIGITAL. a young girl stranger made my damn year in october when she came up to me in public and said she loved book 1 and couldnt wait for the rest.
email me at the above address and ill send you the two books. (author) name is on books