flashing ticker
To interact with this page you must login.      Signup
ask a person to answer this questionAsk to answer

Do you consider yourself an undiscovered author? Why or why not?
spacer
categorycreativity
typeeveryone
tynamite
tynamite's avatar
After I wrote my first 2 novels, I sent the manuscripts to publishers, and nobody wanted to publish me because I was considered to be experimental, and I never fit into the carbon cookie cutter format. For example:

a) Fantasy books (Harry Potter, Game of Thrones)
b) Biographies of someone famous (this includes rags to riches stories like Richard Branson biographies)
c) Books about child abuse
d) Young adult books (Jacqueline Wilson, Bali Rai)
e) Romance books (Twilight, 50 Shades of Gray)
f) Humourous children's books (Jeremy Strong, Anne Fine, Terrence Blacker, Roald Dahl)

Those are the ONLY books that publishers want to publish nowadays. If you write a novel that falls outside of those 6 categories, publishers will not want to publish you, because you will be considered a financial risk.

You have to understand that because of the digital revolution, nobody buys books any more!!! Since broadband internet and CGI graphics, everyone watches Youtube, Netflix, Amazon Prime, Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch. You'd be hard pressed nowadays to find ANYONE you know who reads books! Who actually reads books nowadays???

I had a lot of smiley optimistic people tell me that I could get published, but I read the rejection emails I got and they didn't. I found that EVERY email from all the publishers said the SAME EXACT THING!!! That it was experimental.

That's why I use Writers Cafe. Because there is an advertising network on the website you can use to promote your books, so you make money xD.
http://www.writerscafe.org/advertise/
report this post permalink
What's an assertion, and what should I type in?

Compesh is a question and answer (and debate) website, so before you make a debate, you better learn what an assertion is. I suppose you already know what a question is, and that you've typed it in the box. ;)

An assertion, is basically a statement you can make, that is either true or false.

Richer people have better health.

The question for that would be, Do richer people have better health?

And don't forget to make your assertion, match your question.

Compesh logo