It worked for Vickie Stringer, but it didn’t work for me.
For those of you that don’t know who Vickie Stringer is, she is considered the queen of Urban-Lit. Her book, “How to Succeed in the Publishing Game,” explains how she got started as a self-published author. She eventually built her empire, Triple Crown Productions from a single donation letter. She sent out the donation request to her friends and family and because they believed in what she was trying to do, they sent her what she asked for and more. She now has several novels and a publishing company under her belt.
I was not as fortunate because what initially began as a good idea ended in heartbreak.
There was no sudden rush of phone calls, emails, or letters after I sent out my donation request letter. In fact, most of the people I sent the letter to either ignored it or claimed never to have received it in the first place. Ouch!
I had to regroup with a new strategy very quickly and I learned a very painful but valuable lesson.
Rejection is a necessary and inevitable step towards success.
How to Succeed in the Publishing Game (Triple Crown Publications Presents) by Vickie M. Stringer
The Best in Urban Fiction www.urbanromancebooks.com
This is the Blog for Journey through Darkness, the first novel of my dark fantasy saga. Here you can get the latest updates on the novel and follow my progress through publication and beyond.
Right now I am in the process of editing and revising this novel that was originally written in 1999. It is set to go into publication by mid-December and will be available online through Barnes and Nobles, Amazon.com, Borders Books, and my publishing company Xlibris Publishing around April 2010.
It will be my first officially published novel. So far there are 9 books total in the works.
I am also composing instrumental tracks for, Darkness Before the Light, the Journey through Darkness Soundtrack.
You can find additional information on my website www.amarnawest.com
Or contact me via email: email@example.com
Cover art courtesy of Lisa Iris