I have completed a book

June 14, 2011 5:37am CST
Hello friends I have completed a book which is romantic fiction. For nearly a year I have been trying to get it published but was unsuccessful. Is there any way to sneak into publication or another way to sell my book to other people who might be interested? Please advise.
7 responses
14 Jun 11
Use a self-publishing service like Lulu (which is free for ebooks) or Smashwords, etc. Amazon also has one but I think you have to go for paper publishing as well and it's expensive (or something - not sure, but I remember hearing grumbling about it). BE WARNED that you need to read their T&Cs to figure out what rights you keep when you publish through them. Make sure you don't pay them anything either: JUST ebook publication (they'll take a cut when you sell a copy) unless you really want to fork out money for paper copies. I went through Lulu. Didn't cost me a penny.
@sniglet (114)
14 Jun 11
congratulations to richirichardson @soikethelobester -- thanks for the giving this information.I know about the amazon.but this info is giving more.
@bingskee (5239)
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
interesting information, SpikeTheLobster. thanks for sharing.
@AdalieM (1137)
• United States
18 Nov 11
You can always keep on trying. Successful writers were turn down many times before. If you don't want to send your manuscript to agents, you can always go for self publishing. There are thousands of sites where you can published your book, however keep in mind that you are in control of all the editing and promotion.
@rosdimy (3936)
• Malaysia
17 Jun 11
Have you tried the following websites? Honestly I have never submitted anything to them yet, so I do not know how good or reliable they are. One more thing, I am not soliciting as I get nothing in return should you join any of them www.writersrelief.com www.authorhouse.com You can find other links at www.writing.com
@bingskee (5239)
• Philippines
14 Jun 11
congratulations. i hope you make it.
@Arkine (216)
• United States
14 Jun 11
Congratulations! It's quite a task to finish a book. I think someone already mentioned Lulu.com and Smashwords.com, the ebook publishing is free and I would definitely recommend starting out that way if you are having difficult with publishers. I am planning on going that route as well as soon as I finish some of my novels. I also plan on using Smashwords for some short stories. Keep in mind, that if you self-publish, the company is not going to help you market your book (unless you pay them lots of money). So you may want to research and get a marketing plan in order, this should help you start selling copies faster. Good luck!
@shibham (17025)
• India
14 Jun 11
You can publish it on the format of ebooks. the first respondent has provided some informations which seem fruitful. Have a nice day and all the best.
• Indonesia
14 Jun 11
congratulation for you!!Your discussion remind me that I have to keep consistency in writing.I tried several time,,, try to write and write novel but never been finish!!I have spirit like a fire in the beginning of story, but in the middle I lost my mood and finally...over and over not yet finish.I hope your book will publish soon. Sorry I can't offer you choice for your answer but I really want you to give me some tips how to finally finish novel without lost of anthusiasm in the middle and end.