Wednesday, August 1, 2018

IWSG -- Publishing Pitfalls

It's Insecure Writer's Support Group time again with co-hosts Erika Beebe, Sandra Hoover,Susan Gourley, and Lee Lowery!

Check them out and take a look at a few new authors over at the IWSG sign up page

This month's question is: What pitfalls would you warn other writers to avoid on their publication journey?

Having no expectations for publication (I subscribe to the theory that even one reader makes it a success!), there haven't been any pitfalls on my journey. It's all just smooth sailing with zero to four copies sold per month.

Maybe that's my pit!

It worked out well that I don't have much to say this month because I've had an inquiry from a fellow author. Though I tried mightily to convince Louie that the Big Teeth isn't the place to reach a big audience, he still wanted to be here. He's written a children's book, Haley's Friendship Challenge. It sounds like a meaningful story that would be helpful to kids adjusting to a new school or neighborhood.

Good luck, Louie! If you've written a book and you'd like it to be seen by as many as twelve unique visitors, send me your info.

Topaz Publishing has just released Louie Lawent's new children's book. "Haley's Friendship Challenge" is a beautifully illustrated story about a girl who moves to a new town. Unfortunately, she isn’t fitting in and she misses her old friends. For her birthday, Haley receives a much-coveted surprise that she shares with no one. However, her feelings change when she feels empathy for a neighborhood dog that has also lost her pals. After weeks of loneliness, Haley realizes that things are not getting better for either of them; it’s time to make new friends.